South West Wales

Naz Malik Awema fraud trial jury retires to consider verdict

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Image caption Naz Malik claimed the cheques were intended to cover expenses

The jury in the trial of a former race equality charity boss accused of fraud has retired to consider its verdict.

Naz Malik, 65, is accused of swindling around £15,000 from the All Wales Ethnic Minority Association (Awema).

He denies three charges, two concerning cheques totalling nearly £12,000 which he claims covered his expenses at the defunct Swansea-based organisation.

Mr Malik also claims that a life insurance policy for his wife was paid for by a "salary sacrifice".

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