Crime & Court

Former Accounts Officer Jailed For Money Laundering

Justice Aluthge sentenced Nousheen Mezbeen Hussain to 18 months for theft, two years for obtaining property by deception and three years for money laundering.
01 Feb 2020 13:12
Former Accounts Officer Jailed For Money Laundering

A former accounts officer of Art and Soul Limited was sentenced to three years imprisonment for money laundering by Justice Aruna Aluthge yesterday afternoon at the High Court in Suva.

Nousheen Mezbeen Hussain was convicted of one count of theft, one count of obtaining property by deception and one count of money laundering.

Between January 1 and May 31, 2012, Nousheen Mezbeen Hussain, dishonestly appropriated $15,362.78 from Art and Soul Limited and between February 8 and March 2, 2012, she dishonestly obtained $1772.10 from the Fiji Revenue and Customs Service.

Between January 1 and May 31, 2012, she laundered a total of 17,134.88 that were proceeds of crime, knowing or ought reasonably to have known that the said sum was derived or realised directly or indirectly from some form of unlawful activity.

Justice Aluthge sentenced Nousheen Mezbeen Hussain to 18 months for theft, two years for obtaining property by deception and three years for money laundering.

The court also imposed a fine of $1000.

The sentences are to be served concurrently.

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