Arno Lamoer back in court today

The suspended police commissioner will appear in the WC High Court for a second pre-trial conference.

General Arno Lamoer checks his phone outside the Western Cape High Court for his pre-trial conference. Lamoer and three police officials and the Dawjee men face 109 charges between them, including fraud and corruption. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Suspended Western Cape Police Commissioner Arno Lamoer is back in court this morning.

Lamoer, three brigadiers and a Cape Town businessman and his son are to appear in the Western Cape High Court for a second pre-trial conference.

Together they face 109 charges including racketeering and corruption.

In August, the State said it was ready for trial, but three of Lamoer's co-accused were still trying to source funds to pay their legal bills.

Lamoer, Brigadier Kolindren Govender, his wife Sharon and Darius van der Ross allegedly received cash and expensive gifts from businessman Mohamed Saleem Dawjee in exchange for special treatment.

The investigation by Crime Intelligence operatives and the Hawks got underway in 2012 when the station commander of the Goodwood Police Station blew the whistle on festering corruption within the Saps.

Lamoer and his co-accused were arrested in April this year.

They are out on bail of R5,000 each.