NPA seeks forfeiture of Bobroff millions
Judgment has been reserved in the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) on an application by the state for the forfeiture of about R100m that former personal injury lawyers Ronald Bobroff and his son, Darren, have stashed in two bank accounts in Israel, notes Legalbrief.
The assets have been frozen by Israeli authorities under anti-money laundering provisions.
According to a report in The Mercury, the NPA argued that the money represented the proceeds of unlawful activities: fraud, theft and offences under the VAT Act.
The Bobroffs were struck off the roll of attorneys in December 2016. In March that year, they fled to Australia after getting wind of their possible arrest for overcharging clients.
The pair are fighting the forfeiture.
The NDPP argued that the money sitting in the two bank accounts represented the proceeds of overcharging clients in Road Accident Fund (RAF) matters.
It also emerged that the RAF had paid the Bobroffs’ practice a total of R969.1m over the years.
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