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    R537-million fraudster Hildegard Steenkamp must get 25 years for choosing ‘lavish lifestyle’, court hears

    Hildegard Steenkamp in court.

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    If multimillion-rand fraudster Hildegard Steenkamp were truly sorry, she wouldn’t have waited five years to plead guilty, nor chosen a “life of opulence”, the State argued in sentencing proceedings.

    The State told the Johannesburg Commercial Crimes Court, sitting in Palm Ridge, on Monday that Steenkamp should get no less than 25 years in jail for stealing more than R500 million from her previous employer.

    It said there was no evidence to prove she was married to an abusive man, she had shown no remorse and was motivated by greed as she lived a lavish lifestyle.

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