Details still in quesiton over white collar theft

| 30/07/2013

(CNS): A 57 year old man who is accused of stealing close to half a million US dollars from his former employers is currently in discussions with the office of the director of public prosecutions over the details of his alleged crime. Michael Levitt is expected to plead guilty to the significant theft from Solomon Harris but his attorney, Ben tonner explained to the court Friday that while his client is keen to cooperate, the crown’s indictment will need to be amended so his client does not admit crimes he did not commit. As Levitt is now expected to formally admit his guilt shortly, a hearing has been set for sentencing in September.

The former president of a local branch of Rotary is believed to have stolen the money when he worked as a compliance officer with the local law firm. He was arrested in connection with the crime in March following the discovery of financial irregularities during an annual audit. Levitt is under stood to have stolen directly from Solomon Harris and not any of its clients.

Levitt, who is a foreign national, was remanded in custody to HMP Northward following his appearance Friday until 9 August when his attorney expects the details of his clients’ offence will be properlyexpressed on the indictment. Having admitted his guilt from an early point in the investigation the defendant will be hoping to benefit from the maximum credit available on sentencing.

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