SHAH ALAM - A holiday resort manager and a businessman were charged with money laundering and cheating involving a bank account and a RM520,000 (S$198,000) car that purportedly evaded Customs duty.
Eco-Dusun manager Chin Jack Deng, 33, and another person still at large, were accused of inducing car salesman Choo Kind Change, 32, to buy the Porsche Cayenne E2 Diesel, for which the alleged victim was unaware that tax on it was unpaid.
Chin claimed trial to the charge before Sessions Court judge Noradidah Ahmad yesterday.
Businessman Tan Hai Chuen, 36, said to be Chin's cousin, was accused of abetting the manager and the person still at large in cheating Choo at Sime Darby Auto Performance Sdn Bhd in Temasya Industrial Park, Glenmarie, between July 13 and 23, 2012.
Tan claimed trial to the charge and a second count of receiving RM214,080 via his bank account from the account of Chin's wife, bank employee Poh Chun Ting, 32.
Chin was charged with abetting Tan to commit the alleged money laundering at a CIMB Bank branch in Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya, between July 25 and 26 the same year.
Both Chin and Tan face a maximum RM5 million fine, imprisonment of up to five years, or both, if convicted for the money laundering charge.
They are also liable to be jailed up to 10 years, whipped and fined if found guilty of cheating Choo.
Noradidah granted bail at RM30,000 in one surety for each accused, pending mention on Dec 29.
Mohd Asnawi Abu Hanipah of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission prosecuted while Mohd Baharuddin Ahmad Kassim appeared for Chin and Tan.