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Back to the drawing board for top cops' lawyers

Lawyers for 3 senior officials failed to convince a high court that the state should foot their legal bills.

Gavel on cuffs. Picture: SAPS
Arno Lamoer,Arno Lamoer corruption probe
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CAPE TOWN - Lawyers for three senior Western Cape police officers are considering their next move after failing to convince a high court that the state should foot their legal bills.

The three brigadiers were arrested along with former provincial police chief Arno Lamoer, on a range of charges including racketeering and money laundering last year.

It's alleged they accepted expensive gifts and cash from a Cape Town businessman in exchange for special treatment.

Their attorney Noorudien Hassan says if they appeal, it will be difficult to set a trial date for the corruption case until the matter is resolved.

The state attorney says the officers should pay their own way, because their alleged crimes had nothing to do with their official duties.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

 

 

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