Jason Lo, colleague charged with misappropriating over RM200,000

Lo was charged in the Magistrates’ Court last November for breaking into a house and using methamphetamine. (Bernama pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: Singer Jason Jonathan Lo and his colleague today pleaded not guilty at the Sessions Court here to criminal breach of trust of money belonging to a recording company amounting to more than RM200,000 last year.

Lo who is better known as ‘LO’ or ‘J Lo’, 45, and Muhammad Yakub Hussaini, 47, both directors of Fat Boys Records Sdn Bhd, who were entrusted with the company’s money amounting to RM232,500, allegedly committed the breach of trust by fraudulently utilising the money for personal use.

They made the plea after the charges against them were read out before Sessions Court judge Sabariah Othman.

The two men were charged with committing the offence at the company in Mont Kiara here on April 24 and May 14, 2019 according to Section 409 of the Penal Code read together with Section 34 of the Penal Code which provides for a maximum jail term of 20 years and whipping as well as a fine if convicted.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Noorhani Muhmmed Ayub prosecuted, while lawyer Alfred Chong represented both the accused.

The court allowed the two accused bail of RM30,000 each and set Oct 2 for mention of the case for the submission of documents.

In November last year, Lo was also charged in the Magistrates’ Court here with breaking into a house and using methamphetamine.

He also pleaded not guilty to both charges.