Wednesday June 13, 2012
Shamsubahrin faces four cheating charges over NFCorp issue
By QISHIN TARIQ
KUALA LUMPUR: The chief executive officer of a consultancy company embroiled in the National Feedlot Corporation Sdn Bhd (NFCorp) issue has been slapped with four separate cheating charges amounting to RM1.755mil in a Sessions Court here.
Datuk Shamsubahrin Ismail, 45, who was earlier charged with duping NFCorp director Datuk Dr Mohamad Salleh Ismail into handing over RM1.755mil in cheques to him, now faces four separate charges to reflect each cheque given to him.
Under the amended charges, Shamsubahrin was said to have dishonestly persuaded Dr Mohamad Salleh into handing over a RM255,000 cheque by leading him to believe that part of the money would be paid to Commercial Crimes Investigations Department (CCID) officers to close their investigation into the National Feedlot Centre.
The alleged offence occurred at a CIMB Bank branch in TTDI here on Nov 25, 2011.
Shamsubahrin faces three other charges of persuading Dr Mohamad Salleh into handing over cheques worth a total of RM1.5mil for the same reason at a Maybank branch in KLCC here and in Jalan Sultan in Petaling Jaya between Dec 1 and 5 last year.
Shamsubahrin, who is CEO of Shamsubahrin Ismail Resources Sdn Bhd, claimed trial to all the charges.
He had also earlier been charged with promising Dr Mohamad Salleh a consultation service which he knew was false with the intention to deceive him.
If convicted, Shamsubahrin can be jailed up to 10 years, whipped or fined for each charge under Section 420 of the Penal Code.
Judge Rozila Salleh maintained bail at RM300,000 with one surety.
The judge fixed June 29 for case management and July 16 for trial.