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British national’s fraud trial delayed yet again

Gregg Fryett appears in court in March of last year.
Gregg Fryett appears in court in March of last year. Pha Lina

British national’s fraud trial delayed yet again

The long-running fraud trial of Gregg Fryett and his alleged associates was postponed yet again yesterday due to the illness of a judge.

Defendant Ouk Keo Ratanak, 59, former Banteay Meanchey provincial hall spokesman, speaking outside the court yesterday argued his case be severed from the rest, saying he had simply been caught up in the case because he had marked a letter from Fryett’s company to the governor’s office – standard procedure for his position.

Fellow defendant Um Sam Ang, 58, maintained he was accused of illegally clearing land already cleared by a government-connected businesswoman.

The other defendant to appear yesterday, Soeun Denny, 49, told a Post reporter he was ignorant of any wrongdoing, saying, “I went there to translate, and then they arrested me.”

Fryett, who is also wanted in Britain for allegedly defrauding seniors, and a fifth co-defendant were not present yesterday.

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