Gnanaraja slapped with three counts of cheating

Gnanaraja slapped with three counts of cheating

SHAH ALAM: Businessman G Gnanaraja was charged with three accounts of deceiving a managing director to pay him RM19 million between July and August two years ago in Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur.

The amount was meant to resolve Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission probe on Consortium Zenith Construction Sdn Bhd which is the main contractor for Penang’s undersea tunnel project.

He was charged under section 420 for cheating and faces a decade imprisonment and whipping if found guilty.

Judge Rozilah Salleh granted Gnanaraja bail at RM100,000 with one surety and fixed May 6 for the next case mention and document submission.

The accused was also told to surrender his passport to the court.

Datuk Umar Saifuddin Jaafar prosecuted the case on behalf of the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission and Gnanaraja was represented by Geethan Ram.
Earlier today, Gnanaraja denied being stripped off his Datuk Sri title which he obtained from Pahang three years ago.

He said that the allegation was mere rumours.