Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Mokbel's sister-in-law jailed for perjury

Tony Mokbel's sister-in-law, Renate Mokbel has been jailed for perjury.

She lied about her assets so she could post a million dollar bail for her brother in law Tony Mokbel.

The County Court heard after Tony Mokbel absconded and prosecutors sought the surety, she again lied about her assets while under cross examination.

She pleaded guilty to two counts of perjury.

In sentencing, Judge Tim Wood said Renate Mokbel's offending was grave and called for denunciation in the highest measure.

Judge Wood sentenced Renate Mokbel to two years and nine months jail.

She has already been jailed for other crimes and will now serve another six months term. She will be eligible for release in September next year.

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