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Ex-property agent charged in court for moneylending-related offences

Published on Dec 21, 2012 6:18 PM
 
Ghazali Bin Mohamed Rasul, who used to be attached to Propnex Realty, faces six charges under the Estate Agents Act - four counts of introducing a client to a moneylender, and two charges for receiving payments from a moneylender in connection to the referrals. -- ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

A former property agent was charged in court on Friday after he allegedly referred some of his clients to a licensed moneylender in exchange receiving kickbacks.

Ghazali Bin Mohamed Rasul, who used to be attached to Propnex Realty, faces six charges under the Estate Agents Act - four counts of introducing a client to a moneylender, and two charges for receiving payments from a moneylender in connection to the referrals.

The Council for Estate Agencies (CEA) said in a statement on Friday that Ghazali is the first registered agent to be prosecuted for moneylending-related offences.

The court heard that between November 2010 and November last year, Ghazali allegedly introduced four clients to AM Credit, a licenced moneylender.

 
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