Corne Ackerman (45) appeared briefly in the Bethlehem Magistrates Court today for allegedly defrauding a law firm more than R15 million.

Ackerman who at stage facing 40 counts, allegedly transferred money out of the firm’s trust and investment account to several unknown beneficiaries between January and June last year. When confronted, he allegedly could not account for the transactions that he made. The case was reported the DPCI’s Serious Commercial Investigation office who effected an arrest after a warrant of arrest was issued yesterday.

He is remanded in custody pending his appearance on 13 March 2020 in the same court.