Appeals court upholds jail sentence, fine against ex-Umno leader

THE Court of Appeal today upheld the eight-year prison sentence and RM977,560 fine imposed on former Pandan Umno division chief Abd Ghani Ismail, who was found guilty of 10 counts of corruption involving RM193,512 between May 2006 and March 2007.

A three-judge panel led by Hanipah Farikullah unanimously dismissed the final appeal by Ghani, 56, to set aside the conviction and sentence against him.