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Former AWEMA charity boss cleared of two fraud charges

The former chief executive of the now-defunct All Wales Ethnic Minority Association (AWEMA) charity has been cleared of two counts of fraud. Nasir Malik, 65, had denied the charges, which related to the improper use of charity funds. A jury at Swansea Crown Court failed to reach a verdict on a third charge.

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Former AWEMA charity chief goes on trial for fraud

Nasir Malik is on trial at Swansea Crown Court. Credit: ITV News

The fraud trial of the former chief executive of the All Wales Ethnic Minority Association (AWEMA) has got under way at Swansea Crown Court this morning.

65-year-old Nasir Malik is accused of paying cheques from the now defunct charity AWEMA into his personal bank account to clear his credit card bills, as well as using the charities money to pay for a life insurance policy.

Malik denies all three charges of fraud, claiming the cheques were to cover work expenses owed to him and the insurance policy was being developed for all staff at the charity. The trial continues.

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