NPA seeks to appeal J Arthur Brown sentence

2013-05-24 16:56

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has applied for leave to appeal against the sentence given to former Fidentia boss J Arthur Brown.

Papers were filed today in the Western Cape High Court, NPA spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila said.

Brown was convicted on two counts of fraud after he admitted to making misrepresentations in handling investments for the Transport Education and Training Authority and the Mantadia Asset Trust Company.

Judge Anton Veldhuizen handed down a R75 000 fine on each count, as well as an 18-month prison sentence, suspended for four years, also on each count.

The sentence drew wide criticism, with the Financial Services Board (FSB) stating that the sentence would not deter white-collar crime.

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