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Man admits removing $40,000 in dirty money

A 49-year-old man has admitted removing nearly $40,000 in criminal proceeds from Bermuda.

Abdullah-Hasain Ali Virgil also pleaded guilty to converting $196,000 from Bermudian dollars to US currency and also possessing a further $10,000 in criminal property when he appeared at Supreme Court arraignments yesterday.

The offences took place between April 2013 and August 2016.

Virgil, of Pembroke, was remanded in custody until a sentencing date is set.

Puisne Judge Carlisle Greaves ordered that pre-sentence reports should be completed before Virgil was sentenced.

Meanwhile, in an unrelated case, Harry Lightbourn denied trying to smuggle cannabis and cannabis resin into Bermuda on March 17, last year.

Mr Lightbourne, 55, of Southampton, denied two charges of importing a controlled drug and two charges of possessing a controlled drug with intent to supply.

He was released on bail and will stand trial on July 17.

Finally, in a third case, Chae Foggo pleaded not guilty to threatening to murder a woman in a phone message.

Mr Foggo, 29, of St George's, was released on bail and is expected to stand trial later this year.

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Published May 02, 2017 at 9:00 am (Updated May 02, 2017 at 8:06 am)

Man admits removing $40,000 in dirty money

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