Lawyer Remanded for Swindling RM746,000

28 December 2007
Johor Baru

The state commercial crimes unit has remanded a 41-year-old lawyer on Sunday at his home in Parit Semerah, Pontian, for allegedly cheating clients of RM746,000.

The unit chief said that the suspect had swindled seven clients over housing deals made between 1999 and 2001. He had allegedly taken clients’ money meant as payment for the housing developers. As a result, the clients were unable to own the houses.

Authorities believe that the lawyer may have accomplices. He faces a maximum jail term of 20 years, caning and a fine.

The Star Online – Lawyer held over swindling

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