Corne Ackerman (45) is a former attorney in the Bloemfontein, Free State – He briefly attended the Bethlehem Magistrates Court today for allegedly defrauding a law firm.
The law firm has allegedly suffered over R15m losses to the fraud and theft caused by Ackerman, in court, he is facing 40 charges.
Ackerman allegedly took money from the firm’s trust and investment account and laundered it through several “unknown beneficiaries” over 6 months last year.
When he was later questioned about the transactions he replied saying he has no recollection of the transfers.
The case was later reported to DPCI who then issued a warrant for his arrest, he remains in custody until the next court hearing on the 13th March 2020.