Former Attorney summoned to appear in court for R3.2 Million fraud

News South Africa

Tebogo Msimanga |

A 32-year-old former attorney charged with fraud and theft is expected to appear in the Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on Monday, 04 April 2022.

Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation in Pretoria received a fraud-related report for further probing from Malabye Mthembu Attorneys and Partners in Brooklyn.

Gauteng Hawks Spokesperson Captain Ndivhuwo Mulamu said the law firm’s findings alleged that a candidate attorney allegedly swindled approximately R3.2 million from their trust fund account into his bank account between November and December 2020.

The investigation team charged the suspect on friday 01 April 2020. “He has since resigned from the law firm and subsequently served him with a summons to appear in court.”

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