Thursday, March 3, 2011

R10m assets seized from Sars, Unisa workers

2011-03-03 15:30

Johannesburg - About R10m worth of property belonging to SA Revenue Service (Sars) employees and University of SA (Unisa) academics was seized by the Asset Forfeiture Unit on Thursday, the Gauteng North National Prosecuting Authority said.

The unit obtained a restraint order of over R10m in terms of the Prevention of Organised Crime Act against the accused and their business associates on Wednesday, spokesperson Mona Moerane said in a statement.

The accused, whose names have not yet been released, face charges of racketeering, money laundering and various counts of fraud.

They also face offences related to contravention of the Public Finance Management Act and the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act.

These charges stem from alleged offences committed during September 2007 to July 2009.

The group is expected to appear in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on May 31 for a trial date to be set in the North Gauteng High Court.


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