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Five Guilty in $2.7M Canadia Bank Fraud

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court found two former Canadia Bank managers and three accomplices guilty Monday for their roles in one of the banking sector’s largest-ever fraud cases, with the stiffest penalty given to the confessed ringleader of the scheme, who was sentenced to five years in prison.

Girl Appears in Court Over Torture Accusations

An 18-year-old who claims she was abused and held captive by a wealthy family in their Tuol Kok villa for eight years appeared at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday to answer questions about her allegations, although the whereabouts of the family remained unclear.

Siblings to Appear in Court Over Torture Claims

An 18-year-old girl who has accused members of a wealthy family of holding her captive for eight years in a Tuol Kok villa is due to appear at Phnom Penh Municipal Court today to answer questions alongside her 12-year-old brother, who also claims to have been held by the family, according to a local NGO.

Businessman Charged With Fraud Over Bad Checks

A local businessman was arrested in Phnom Penh’s Chamkar Mon district on Friday for allegedly issuing two fraudulent checks to a Royal Cambodian Armed Forces officer, military police and court officials said Sunday.

Police Break Up Moto Laundering Racket

Phnom Penh police on Monday arrested 11 men in Dangkao district for using a motorbike repair shop as a front to launder stolen motorcycles by forging new serial numbers and attaching new license plates.

Man Claiming to Represent Hun Sen Arrested for Wire Fraud

A 26-year-old man was arrested on Friday for allegedly posing as a member of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Cabinet in an attempt to get money from government officials in exchange for a promised promotion, according to military police.

Family Free After Alleged Abuse of Child Workers

Three members of a wealthy family accused of abusing and holding captive an 18-year-old girl for eight years and her 12-year-old brother for two years in their Tuol Kok villa remained free Thursday as police said they are waiting for the Phnom Penh Municipal Court to decide whether to issue arrest warrants.

Wealthy Family Accused of Holding Children Captive

The patriarch of a wealthy family and two of his employees were arrested on Tuesday for allegedly holding captive an 18-year-old girl for eight years and and beating her 12-year-old brother, who was also held captive, according to police. Three other members of the family were called in for questioning over the allegations.

Gov’t Ministers Meet With Regional Counterparts

Defense Minister Tea Banh expressed confidence in the Thai junta’s leadership in the first meeting between top-ranking military officials from the two countries since Thailand’s army seized power two months ago, according to Thai media reports.

Villagers Compensated After Fire Destroys Homes

Phnom Penh Municipal Governor Pa Socheatvong on Monday visited the site of a fire that broke out in Meanchey district over the weekend to hand out gifts to 119 villagers who lost their homes.

Court Concludes $2.3M Canadia Fraud Case

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday concluded the trial of two former employees of Canadia Bank and two alleged accomplices charged in October with embezzling more than $2 million from fraudulent credit card accounts.

Couple Get Fifteen Years for Adopting Baby to Beg

A husband and wife were found guilty of human trafficking and sentenced to 15 years in jail on Friday after paying $400 to adopt a baby they planned to take to Malaysia with the sole intention of using it to make money begging.

Man Seriously Beaten After Trying to Steal Motorcycle

A 23-year-old man was seriously injured late on Wednesday night when he was beaten by a large crowd in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district after attempting to steal a motorcycle, police said.

Court Hears Years-Old Case Against CNRP Officials, Lawyer

The Kandal Provincial Court on Tuesday tried two opposition CNRP officials and their lawyer—two of them in absentia—over a case dating back to 2011 that was abruptly scheduled a week ago.

Court Hears Another Case of Trafficking Women to China

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday heard the case against a couple charged with sending about a dozen women to China, supposedly for well-paying jobs, and then having them sold on to men who raped them, the latest in a recent raft of cases involving women being abused in China.

Court Sentences Massage Parlor Owner for Pimping

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday sentenced a massage parlor owner to two-and-a-half years in prison for procuring prostitution, but reduced the sentence to 14 months.

Three CNRP Officials To Be Tried For Old Case

The Kandal Provincial Court has summonsed a CNRP lawmaker, lawyer and district councilor over a 2011 incident relating to a land dispute and the alleged illegal release of a prisoner, officials said Sunday.

Court Tries to Link CNRP, Tuol Kok Land Dispute

Two Tuol Kok residents embroiled in a long-running land dispute with real estate magnate Khun Sear were questioned at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday for accusations of damaging company property and using violence.

Separate Cases of Child Rape Heard at Court

Two men accused in separate cases of raping girls under the age of 15 had their cases heard in closed-door hearings at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday.

Accused Trafficker Denies Sending Teen to Chinese Brothels

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday heard the case of a 37-year-old woman accused of trafficking a 19-year-old woman to work in brothels in China.