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Fraudster convicted for conning US national

By Francis Emorut

Added 18th January 2019 06:04 PM

Prosecution said that Kasule defrauded US national Richard Richards of $160,000 (about sh593,600,000) to ship 25kgs of gold but never delivered.

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Prosecution said that Kasule defrauded US national Richard Richards of $160,000 (about sh593,600,000) to ship 25kgs of gold but never delivered.

Mohammed Kasule at Buganda road court.  Photo by Francis Emorut.

CRIME | COURT | FRAUD

KAMPALA - Buganda road court chief magistrate, Miriam Ayo Okello, has sentenced city conman, Mohammed Leon Kasule to two years in jail for obtaining money by false pretense.

Prosecution said that Kasule defrauded US national Richard Richards of $160,000 (about sh593,600,000) to ship 25kgs of gold but never delivered.

“There is no proof that the 25kgs of gold was delivered. No gold was shipped on the airline. The prosecution has demonstrated that the accused received the money but had no intentions of giving the complainant the gold, the intent to defraud was proved,” Ayo Okello stated.

The accused was found guilty of the offense.

 “I ask this court to give me a lenient punishment because I am a breadwinner,” Kasule pleaded as he showed the judicial officer his children and family members present in court.

Having listened to his plea the Chief Magistrate sentenced Kasule to two years imprisonment and was also asked to pay back the money he received from the US national.  

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