Money binds druglord and his ex – lawyer

2009-11-05 10:38

JAAP Cilliers, the legal counsel of former top cop Jackie Selebi,

said the state’s second witness Dianne Muller and her former fiancé Glenn

Agliotti were still attached to each other because of money.

This morning Muller admitted that, long after Agliotti and Muller

separated, she was still paying for his water and lights and medical aid bills,

and took care of his mail.

Cilliers accused Muller of doing these tasks for Agliotti because

she was benefiting financially from the convicted drug dealer and self-confessed

liar.

Muller told the South Gauteng High Court – where Selebi is on trial

for corruption relating to benefits he received from Agliotti – that she and

Agliotti were not enemies and that he was repaying her, for services, through

Agliotti’s ex-wife’s company Care Products.

She admitted that she took care of Care Products’ accounts but did

not have any signing powers.

But Cilliers said it was strange that after their relationship had

deteriorated for reasons of dishonesty she still continued to do “secretarial

functions” at his ex-wife’s company.

“There is still something binding you. My suspicion is that it is

money, said Cilliers.

“If I had any Louis Vuitton handbags and shoes, maybe... You can

come and look at my house if you want. I didn’t benefit,” Muller charged at

Cilliers’ accusations.

Financial statements from Spring Lights – a company Agliotti set up

allegedly to handle all money paid for Selebi – showed that “enormous money

flew” from its bank account to that of Care Products.

“Why did you not query the R480 000, R200 000, R300 000 and

R150 000 flowing into Care Products from Spring Lights? Those are substantial

amounts,” said Cilliers.

“I never involved myself in what Mr Agliotti used the money for. It

wasn’t any of my business,” replied Muller.

The trial continues.
 

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/Sport

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.