Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, who was slapped with 17 money laundering charges in court earlier today, could face up to 255 years in jail if she is convicted of all of them.
According to Malaysiakini, Rosmah is being charged under Section 4(1) of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 (AMLATF).
She had allegedly deposited over RM7 million into her personal account between 2013 and 2017.
Rosmah could face a maximum jail term of 15 years and a fine five times the amount of the illicit activity or RM5 million, whichever is higher, for each of her charges if she is convicted.
The bail for Rosmah was set at RM2 million after she claimed trial to all her charges
Sessions Court judge Azura Alwi ordered Rosmah to surrender her passport and refrain from initiating contact with potential witnesses in her case, according to Free Malaysia Today.
She must pay RM500,000 by today, and the remaining RM1.5 million will need to be paid by 11 October.
Lead prosecutor Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram had initially suggested for the bail to be set at RM10 million as Rosmah’s offences are non-bailable.
“A person of her (Rosmah’s) standing should not be in the dock in the first place,” Gopal argued, adding that Rosmah is capable of paying the RM10 million bail.
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