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Lawyer accused of issuing fake cheque

Lawyer accused of issuing fake cheque

A Cambodian-American lawyer accused of issuing a fraudulent cheque to the sum of US$10,000 was arrested yesterday, officials said. David Chhaynava, director of law firm the International Lawyers’ Club, was arrested by military police at a restaurant in Dangkor district’s Kakab commune, military police spokesman Kheng Tito said.

The suspect allegedly agreed to buy a share of a Korean language school worth US$75,000 in Phnom Penh from a Korean businessman earlier this year but paid the final $10,000 installment using a fake cheque.

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