Out Of Court Settlement Of Criminal Case - What Are The Risks And Benefits?

Hi need some legal advise. My family member got involved in some petroleum investment business ala pyramid scheme few years back which turns out to be a fraud cheating scam. Modus operandi is to get customers/investors to "invest" an amount of money with promise of high returns. Unfortunately one of the customer decided to sue my family member and it was brought into mahkamah seksyen 2 weeks back under criminal case. He denied allegations because he is also a victim in this fraud cheating scam. The trial date is set on 15th July. Now we wish to pay the fuall amount claimed by the party suing/plaintiff with the hope that this case can be dropped by plaintiff and DPP can also drop it. I need ur opinion because1 lawyer is asking us to pay up by nx wk so that enuf time for plaintiff to withdraw case + DPP drop case. Another lawyer said cannot do so must attend trial on 15th July because already set by court cannot just simply settle outside worry got repurcussions/risk. Only after that then only work it out from there to try settle out of court. What do u think?

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