Fraud case against Gandhi great-granddaughter postponed

2015-11-19 18:19


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Durban - A great-granddaughter of human rights icon Mahatma Gandhi will be back in court on February 3 2016 to face charges of theft, fraud and forgery.

Ashish Lata Ramgobin, appeared briefly in the Durban Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

She was released on R50 000 bail a month ago.

The Hawks said the 45-year-old Ramgobin was alleged to have swindled more than R11m from two businessmen.

She allegedly approached the two businessmen and asked them to invest in a business venture, claiming she had won a R20m tender to provide bedding to the Netcare hospital group.

She was alleged to have provided forged invoices and documents, claiming that three containers of linen were being shipped from India.

One of the men invested R5.2m and the other R6.2m.

An investigation uncovered that no such tender was ever advertised nor awarded.

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