Lawyer Shafee freed of money laundering charges

Lawyer Shafee freed of money laundering charges

KUALA LUMPUR — Lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah was freed from money laundering charges involving RM 9.5 million allegedly received from Najib Razak, as well as making false declarations to the Inland Revenue Board. (LHDN)

The prosecution had failed to establish a prima facie case against the accused, said High Court Judge Jamil Hussin.

On Sept 13, 2018, Shafee pleaded not guilty to receiving proceeds from unlawful activities via cheques remitted into his CIMB Bank Berhad account.

Deputy public prosecutor Afzainizam Abdul Aziz prosecuted the case while Shafee was represented by counsels Harvinderjit Singh, Farhan Read and his son Muhammad Farhan Muhammad Shafee.

 

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