Fidentia: Brown applies for legal aid

2012-11-30 13:30
J Arthur Brown (File, Sapa)

J Arthur Brown (File, Sapa)

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Cape Town - Ex-Fidentia boss J Arthur Brown has applied for legal aid after previously representing himself in the Western Cape High Court, the Cape Times reported on Friday.

His request for legal representation was granted and he would decide whether to take up the offer when his trial resumed on Monday.

Brown faces four counts of fraud, two counts of corruption, one count of money-laundering and two counts of theft.

He was arrested in 2007 in one of the biggest financial scandals South Africa has seen.

The State alleges that Brown ran a pyramid scheme and used investors' funds for his personal gain.

The matter has been dogged by delays, as Brown has frequently changed his legal representation.

His last lawyer June Marks formally withdrew on 13 November, saying she could not continue without being paid.

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