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 traders, together with three First Nations traders from rural New South Wales.
Naseeruddin instructed the victims that the funds can 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 Court docket (pictured above) stated traders had been inspired to arrange SMSFs so they might entry their retirement funds to put money into these property firms.
“Sadly, these traders had been taken benefit of and their funds had been used dishonestly,” Court docket stated.
Court docket stated ASIC has been devoted to this case for a while, freezing the property of Naseeruddin’s firms in 2019 and acquiring orders to wind up the businesses in 2020.
“As we speak’s legal consequence sends a robust message that dishonest conduct by administrators might be investigated and prosecuted.”
In handing down her determination, Decide Todd referred to as Naseeruddin’s conduct “egregious and unacceptable”.
Todd stated Naseeruddin “exploited relationships of belief” and famous that the impact of his conduct on victims was “nothing wanting ruinous”.
Naseeruddin’s pleas of responsible had been taken under consideration in sentencing, amongst different components akin 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 might help you get entry to your superannuation, it might be a rip-off.
“Contact ASIC’s Indigenous Helpline on 1300 365 957 in case you are involved about anybody trying to take action. You will get extra data on the right way to take care of your superannuation at Moneysmart,” ASIC stated.
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 property of Mr Naseeruddin’s firms, Safe Investments Pty Ltd and Aquila Group Pty Ltd (20-108MR).
In October 2020, ASIC obtained orders to wind up Mr Naseeruddin’s firms and declarations that Mr Naseeruddin had operated a monetary companies enterprise with out the suitable licence (20-257MR).
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