Fraud accused denied legal aid

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Duane Petrus – A woman who is accused of fraud involving millions of rands was denied Legal Aid representation in the Bloemfontein magistrate’s court this morning.

Lianné Greyling is facing 25 fraud charges, which stem from the import of luxury vehicles and motorcycles that she had ordered for customers. R5.2 million is believed to be involved.

A pre-sentencing agreement was cancelled last week after Greyling claimed in court that she did not willingly admit guilt to some of the charges.

She has indicated the she will appeal Legal Aid’s decision to not grant her representation on 31 July.

It is at this stage unclear how Greyling makes her income, but one of her bail conditions is that she should not conduct any business in the import and export sector while this case is underway.