Jan 27, 2023

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Attorney’s theft case postponed

The Rustenburg district court on Monday postponed the case against attorney Betty Diale for a preliminary hearing until August 4.

Diale, 52, has been warned and warned not to interfere with the state witnesses.< /p>

She faces six charges of theft totaling approximately R700.00, allegedly stolen by applicants from the Verkehrsunfallkasse (RAF).

According to police reports, Legal Practitioners Fidelity is The Fund received several complaints from RAF applicants whose payments were deposited into Diale’s escrow account.

The main purpose of the fund is to compensate clients of lawyers who may suffer losses due to theft of money or property entrusted to the lawyer.

The plaintiffs claimed that the money did not reach them after it was paid out.

Diale served as a lawyer during the alleged commission of the crimes between 2009 and 2011 and was also subsequently charged with six counts of theft in June 2021.

“Investigations into this matter have been completed and attorney Theo Moetaesi is ready to proceed with the pre-trial conferences and thereafter bring the trial to an expeditious conclusion,” said the spokesman for the National Prosecutor’s Office , Henry Mamothame.

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