Nel: Selebi laundered money

2010-04-29 21:00
Johannesburg - Former police commissioner Jackie Selebi was accused on Thursday of laundering money to cover up the huge sums of cash he received from convicted drug trafficker Glenn Agliotti.

Cross-examining Selebi in the South Gauteng High Court, Gerrie Nel claimed Selebi combined his police travel allowance with Agliotti's cash and exchanged the money for foreign currency ahead of his overseas trips.

He exchanged the foreign currency for rands on his return to the country.

Nel contended that, by exchanging the money, Selebi was covering up the huge sums of cash at his disposal.

This included the R300 000 Selebi allegedly received from Agliotti, and which Nel has submitted resulted in a decline in Selebi's household spending on credit and cheque cards in 2005.

Didn't use credit card overseas


"You went to France. They accept credit cards. You had your Diners (Club) card. Why would you need more cash?" Nel asked.

"I put it to you, Mr Selebi, you laundered cash into foreign currency and back into rands, so that when asked where you got your cash, you'd say 'I sold forex'."

As in most of the previous hearings, sarcasm and heated arguments abounded during Thursday's proceedings courtroom 4B, prompting Judge Meyer Joffe to again play referee between Nel and Selebi.

Their latest exchange of words was about Selebi's failure to bring to court the receipts he claimed to have used to compile hand-written notes detailing his household expenses for 2004 and 2005.

Instead of telling Nel why he had opted to bring credit card statements to court instead of the receipts, Selebi kept paging through his notes.

Giggles

"I put it to you, Mr Selebi, you are not paying attention to the question, you are instead paging through notes you brought with you from home," said Nel.

Selebi replied: "Mr Nel, I listen with my ears, not my eyes," drawing hushed giggles from the public gallery.

Selebi later explained that he brought bank statements instead of receipts "because I found better proof in these credit card statements.

"I don't understand how you would go home and not look for the receipts, but look for the credit card statements instead," said Nel.

The trial continues on Friday.
 

- SAPA

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