Former Free State Attorney appears in court for fraud

FREE STATE – On Wednesday the Bethlehem Magistrates Court Bethlehem granted former Attorney Corne Ackerman (45) bail for allegedly defrauding a law firm of more than R16 Million Rand

Ackerman who is facing 40 counts, allegedly transferred money out of the firm’s trust and investment account to several unknown beneficiaries between January and June last year. When confronted, he allegedly could not account for the transactions that he made.   The case was reported the DPCI’s Serious Commercial Investigation office who effected an arrest after a warrant of arrest was issued. 

He was given R25 000 bail with specified conditions pending his next appearance on 18 May 2020.

Source: South African Police Service

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