Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Expatriate Property Fraudsters Get 1.5 Year in Prison
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

Expatriate Property Fraudsters Get 1.5 Year in Prison

Christopher Forbes and Angus Jackson to Appeal 1.5 Year Prison Sentence for Bali Property Fraud.


Bali News: Bali, property fraud, prison, Austrindo Law Office, Christopher James Forbes, Angus Knowles Jackson, Agus Waworuntu
Click Image to Enlarge

(6/12/2010)

Christopher James Forbes and Angus Knowles Jackson have been found guilty of property fraud in connection with their real estate business in Bali and sentenced to prison for 1.5 years each. On Wednesday, June 9, 2010, the Denpasar District Court sentenced the pair to 18 months in prison for their role in the theft of US$ 195,000 in a property transaction.

The attorney representing the pair told the court that his client will appeal the verdict which was one year less jail time than that demanded by public prosecutors. Similarly, prosecutors who felt the judges were too lenient in their sentencing said they, too, would appeal the sentence.

According to the Bali Post, the head of the judicial panel, IGB Komang Bagus Wijaya Adi, declared that the men had been proven to have committed fraud. The judge also said that he could discover no mitigating circumstances in the commission of the crime. The judge rejected claims by the defense team that the case was a civil law case and not subject to criminal prosecution. The judges also discounted testimony presented by Kadek Avon, the wife of one of the defendants, as being too biased to be seriously considered.

The crime took place on November 21, 2007, when an order for the purchase of a villa and land on Balangan Beach, South Kuta, was drawn up at the Austrindo Law Office in Bali. Dmitry Chernikov paid a deposit of US$ 195,000 or 10% of the total purchase price to the Bank Permata Account of Agus Waworuntu, a business partner of the two men. Chernikov, in fact, never received title to the subject land which prior to the transaction had already been impounded by the courts in connection with an earlier legal claim.

Agus Waworunto continues to sought by Bali police for his role in the fraud.

Related Article

[Go Directly to Jail, Do Not Pass Go! ]


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

       

 
 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
2015 HERBALIFE Bali International Triathlon
2015 HERBALIFE Bali International Triathlon on Sunday, October 25th to Provide Free Detour on Bali Mandara Toll Road
(8/23/2015)
Resident Domain
New Rules on Foreign Property Ownership to Require Legal Residency in Indonesia
(8/23/2015)
Surround Yourself with Beauty
‘Ties & Tiaras’ – Join a Night with the 10 Finalists in the Miss Bali Tropix Pageant September 26, 2015 at Trans Resort Bali
(8/24/2015)
A Lack of Noblese Oblige
Member of Denpasar Royal Household Headed to Prison for Property Fraud and Embezzlement
(8/24/2015)
End Nowhere in Sight for a Long Hot Summer
El Niño Predicted to Create Prolonged Drought Conditions in Wide Areas of Bali
(8/23/2015)
A Bupati Too Busy to Look?
Lawmakers and Regency Officials Appear Reluctant to Take Action Against Recalcitrant Hotel Projects in South Bali
(8/22/2015)
Gotta Know When to Hold Them
Bali Immigration Authorities Arrest 47 Chinese and a Taiwanese Suspected of Running an On-Line Gambling Operation from Bali
(8/23/2015)
The Art of the Deal Made in Bali
Trump Hotels Sign Management Deal with MNC Group to Manage Nirwana Golf and Hotel Complex at Tanah Lot, West Bali
(8/23/2015)
Kid’s Play So Kids Can Play
Citra Scholastika and Bastian Steel in An Evening of Musical Magic at The Westin Nusa Dua Bali on October 16, 2015
(8/23/2015)
Lost in Translation
President Axes Requirement for Indonesian Language Proficiency for Foreign Workers
(8/23/2015)
Will Taxi Drivers be Called Gondoliers?
Former Bali Lawmaker Wants Elevated Highway to Bisect Kuta and End Traffic Congestion
(8/23/2015)
Yes, It’s Safe to Fly Again
State Agencies Declare Flights to Bali and East Java No Longer Threatened by Mt. Raung Volcanic Eruptions
(8/23/2015)
All [News]!