MONEY LAUNDERING

S v IMADOR 2014 (2) SACR 411 (WCC) (See Legal Notes 11)

Prevention of crime — Offences — Contraventions of s 4 of Prevention of  Organised Crime Act 121 of 1998 — Money-laundering — Proof that moneys were proceeds of crime — State can either prove moneys derived from conduct of specific kind which was unlawful or by evidence of circumstances in which moneys were handled that gave rise to irresistible inference that they could only be derived from crime.


Prevention of crime — Prevention of Organised Crime Act 121 of 1998 — Contravention of s 4 — Money-laundering — Sentence — Appellant persuading bank teller to use his personal account to launder money for large reward — Bank teller sentenced to three years’ imprisonment — Trial court incorrectly ignoring principle of consistency and sentenced appellant to five years’ imprisonment — Sentence reduced on appeal.

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