PDRM Wants These 21 Rogue Lawyers For Cheating Their Clients

The names of the lawyers have been struck off the Malaysian Bar.

Police are looking for 21 lawyers allegedly involved in 39 criminal breach of trust and cheating cases, amounting to RM30.4 million

Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) director Datuk Seri Mohd Zakaria Ahmad said eight out of the 21 are wanted for prosecution while the rest are to assist in investigations, reported New Straits Times.

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According to Zakaria, five of the rogue lawyers have fled the country

He added that the other 16 are believed to still be in Malaysia.

"The police have already screened these lawyers and all of them are not staying in their recorded address," he said at a press conference at the Federal CCID headquarters today, 4 October.

"These lawyers have been disbarred by the Bar Council, which means they can't practice anymore," he added, as quoted by theSundaily.

The 21 lawyers wanted by the police.

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It is also learned that many of the lawyers, aged between 34 and 69, cheated their clients while handling property purchases

"The victims put their trust in these lawyers and in some cases, it took them a while to realise that they have been duped because the lawyers gave them all sorts of excuses," the director continued.

He said the cases were recorded from 2012 to 2019.

Zakaria also encouraged the public to check a lawyer's status with the Bar Council before hiring them.

One of the lawyers, Michael Persius Ubu, is also wanted by the Malaysian Corruption Commission (MACC)

The Star reported that MACC is looking for Michael over a cheating case allegedly involving a Parti Warisan Sabah leader, in the sale of a piece of oil palm land worth RM155 million in Sabah.

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