Two men alleged to have deceptively obtained more than $120,000 from a 55-year-old woman’s trust account – have been charged and will be produced in court today.

The first accused, a 45-year- old lawyer and also a candidate in the upcoming 2018 Elections, has been charged with one count of conversion and one count of money laundering.

For the first count of money laundering, the accused is alleged to have fraudulently converted more than $120,000, that was entrusted to his firm for safe custody under the victim’s trust fund, to his own use and benefit sometime between July 2017, and June 2018.

For the second count of money laundering, the accused is alleged to have engaged directly or indirectly, in transactions involving more than $120,000.

The second accused is the law firms 35year old accountant, and he faces one count of money laundering for allegedly engaging directly or indirectly, in transactions involving more than $120,000.

The two will be produced at the Rakiraki Magistrates Court today.

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