National 14.3.2017 04:56 pm

Case against doctor accused of defrauding Compensation Fund postponed

Court-hammer.

Court-hammer.

This after the defence failed to submit their heads of argument on time to allow the State to hand down its judgment.

Judgment in the trial of a doctor who is alleged to have defrauded the Department of Labour’s Compensation Fund of R396 660 has been postponed in the Pretoria Magistrates’ court, the department said on Tuesday.

Department of Labour on Tuesday said the Judgment in the trial of Dr David Michael Adams (41) alleged to have defrauded the Department of Labour entity, the Compensation Fund (CF) of R396 660-00 has been postponed in the Pretoria Magistrates’ Court.

Department spokesperson Teboho Thejane said judgment in the trial of Dr David Michael Adams, 41, was postponed after the defence failed to submit their heads of argument on time to allow the State to hand down its judgment.

“Adams is facing 29 counts of contravening Section 6 of the Prevention of Organised Crime Act, and 29 counts of theft,” Thejane said. “He pleaded not guilty in the Pretoria Magistrates’ Court in September 2016.

“He is alleged to have received unlawful payments from the Compensation Fund, and was arrested in 2010. During his arrest Adams was running his practice in the North West,” said Thejane.

Thajane said Adams was out on a warning.

The trial was been postponed to March 28.

– African News Agency

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