Cops' corruption case postponed

2013-04-30 13:26
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Pretoria - The case against two senior Gauteng police officers accused of stealing from a crime intelligence fund was postponed in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

They are crime intelligence unit chief financial officer Major-General Solly Lazarus and the unit's head of logistics Colonel Hein Barnard.

Both were suspended and charged with theft, fraud, and corruption involving R1.1m.

The matter was postponed on Tuesday because the pair wanted to make "certain applications" to the court when the matter resumed in July.

At their last court appearance on 11 April, Lazarus and Barnard were ordered not to contact or discuss the case with politicians or Cabinet members.

They were granted bail of R10 000 each in December.

In 2011, the unit's former head Richard Mdluli was also charged with fraud and corruption following alleged misuse of the unit's funds. Mdluli allegedly used the money to buy luxury vehicles.

The charges against him were later withdrawn.
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