Pretoria - Former South African Revenue Services (Sars) officials - then acting Commissioner Ivan Pillay, Andries Janse van Rensburg and Johann van Loggerenberg lost the first round in their bid to have charges relating to the so-called Rogue Unit, dropped against them.
The three turned to the Gauteng High Court, Pretoria, as they felt that there were undue delays in bringing their criminal matter before the court.
The allegations surrounding the so-called rogue unit surfaced in 2007 and the trio were only charged in 2018.
Since their first appearance in court more than a year ago, the three also battled to obtain the contents of the full docket from the prosecuting authority.
They had turned to court on numerous occasions in a bid to obtain the full docket - the case against them - from the National Prosecuting Authority.