The defense lawyer for a woman charged with defrauding a Royal Cambodian Armed Forces major general of $250,000 claimed Thursday that his client had been fleeced by high-ranking officials while trying to secure a land concession. Reach Ny, 36, was on Monday charged with embezzling $250,000 from Major General Sem Sovanny, who had solicited her to broker a deal for 3,000 hectares of land in an economic land concession in Kompong Thom province in 2012. Ms. Nys lawyer, Mon Keo Sivin, Thursday claimed that his client had gone through the necessary channels to secure the land concession from
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