Fraud trial delay over payment

THE multimillion-rand fraud trial involving the founders of the Bethelsdorp Development Trust (BDT) was postponed to tomorrow after defence advocate Terry Price said he had not received payment for his services.

The case, dating back to 2012, was scheduled to start in the Port Elizabeth Commercial Crimes Court yesterday.

Ronald Niegaardt and Robert Gallagher allegedly misappropriated R8-million set aside for investment in Port Elizabeth’s northern areas. – Kathryn Kimberley

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