Dirk Prinsloo to be sentenced in Belarus

Liezl Thom

Judgment will be handed down in Belarus on Monday in the trial of disgraced former Pretoria advocate Dirk Prinsloo.

Prinsloo is on trial on a host of charges, including attempted bank robbery.

He was re-arrested last year following the failed heist after he skipped bail in 2006 and fled South Africa.

If found guilty, Prinsloo could face a sentence of up to 15 years.

The prosecution in Belarus argued his property should be confiscated and he should compensate the Baranovichi municipality, hospital and victims of the crimes he was accused of committing.

The former Pretoria advocate was charged with attempted bank robbery, theft, hooliganism, torture and attempted murder.

He told the court he planned to rob the bank as he needed money to feed his two children but denied the other charges.

He was recaptured after the attempted heist, bringing to an end his more than three years on the run.


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