Director sentenced to jail for 4 years and 4 months
Former director Mudasir Mohammed Naseeruddin has been sentenced to a complete jail sentence of 4 years and 4 months for dishonest conduct and different fees, in line with ASIC.
He’ll serve a non-parole interval of two years and 9 months.
Between Could 13, 2015, and January 6, 2020, Naseeruddin dishonestly obtained greater than $520,000 from six buyers, together with three First Nations buyers from rural New South Wales.
Naseeruddin informed the victims that the funds could be invested in property developments. Nevertheless, solely a small portion of their funds had been invested this fashion.
Between July 14, 2016, and December 23, 2019, Naseeruddin additionally dishonestly used his place as a director of Safe Investments Pty Ltd to withdraw over $550,000 from the corporate to buy shares in a safety firm for his personal profit.
ASIC deputy chair Sarah Courtroom (pictured above) mentioned buyers had been inspired to arrange SMSFs so they might entry their retirement funds to spend money on these property corporations.
“Sadly, these buyers had been taken benefit of and their funds had been used dishonestly,” Courtroom mentioned.
Courtroom mentioned ASIC has been devoted to this case for a while, freezing the belongings of Naseeruddin’s corporations in 2019 and acquiring orders to wind up the businesses in 2020.
“At the moment’s felony end result sends a powerful message that dishonest conduct by administrators shall be investigated and prosecuted.”
In handing down her choice, Choose Todd referred to as Naseeruddin’s conduct “egregious and unacceptable”.
Todd mentioned Naseeruddin “exploited relationships of belief” and famous that the impact of his conduct on victims was “nothing in need of ruinous”.
Naseeruddin’s pleas of responsible had been taken under consideration in sentencing, amongst different elements comparable to his youth and naivety on the time of offending, and good prospects of rehabilitation.
This matter was prosecuted by the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions following an investigation and referral by ASIC.
ASIC reminded First Nations shoppers to keep away from anybody who says they can assist you get entry to your superannuation, it might be a rip-off.
“Contact ASIC’s Indigenous Helpline on 1300 365 957 if you’re involved about anybody making an attempt to take action. You will get extra info on learn how to take care of your superannuation at Moneysmart,” ASIC mentioned.
In December 2020, Naseeruddin was arrested and charged with dishonest conduct and misuse of his place as a director (20-310MR).
The arrest got here after ASIC took civil motion to acquire interim orders to protect the belongings of Mr Naseeruddin’s corporations, Safe Investments Pty Ltd and Aquila Group Pty Ltd (20-108MR).
In October 2020, ASIC obtained orders to wind up Mr Naseeruddin’s corporations and declarations that Mr Naseeruddin had operated a monetary providers enterprise with out the suitable licence (20-257MR).
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