Famous Malaysian actor Mas Khan fined $4.000 for stealing $50,000 worth of crypto from producer Datuk A. Aida
Famous Malaysian actor Mas Khan who was featured in Abang Long Fadil 2 movie was fined US $4,000 (RM 17,000) or 26 months in jail by the Ampang Magistrates’ Court yesterday on two counts of stealing US $50,000 (RM 213,805) worth of crypto-currency wallet belonging to producer Datuk A. Aida.
According to Malaymail on July 8, Mas Khan appears to have gained access to his boss’ Datuk A.Aida private keys before plundering his wallet on two separate occasions, the same day.
Mas Khan, real name Mas Hidzhir Khan bin Mas Fadzillah Khan, pleaded guilty to the two charges after initial resistance.
For the first charge, the actor was fined $1.640 (RM 7,000) or 12 months imprisonment and $2.345 (RM 10,000) fine or 14 months imprisonment on the second charge.
On the first and second charges, he was accused of stealing a wallet in the crypto currency belonging to Zaidah Awang, 50, otherwise known as A.Aida totalling $14.000 (RM 59,804) and $36.110 (RM 154,000) respectively at Taman Ukay Perdana, Ampang, here at 5am on March 7 last year.
The accused was charged under Section 379 of the Penal Code which provides for a maximum jail term of seven years or a fine or both.
Earlier, the accused who was represented by lawyer Surya Putra Mohamad Taufan sought a minimum fine on the grounds that his client was the sole family bread winner and had cooperated with the authorities since the beginning of the investigation.
However, Deputy Public Prosecutor Nur Intan Syakieraah Zakaria called for a deterrent sentence in light of the seriousness of the case and the amount of losses suffered by the victim, which was more than $47.000 (RM 200,000).
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