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Malawi: Nine senior police officers jailed for 14 years each for fraud

Posted on 17 Sep 2013 at 12:43pm
AFP A court in Malawi has jailed nine senior police officers to 14 years each for fraud, a prosecutor said Monday. The officers, most of them at superintendent rank, were convicted of stealing a total of 55 million kwacha ($164,000 / 123,000 euro) from police coffers. “The nine had formed a network with civilians to siphon money from the Malawi Police Service through over-requisitioning of salaries and also underpaying taxes,” police prosecutor Happy Mkandawire told AFP. Mkandawire, who led the prosecution team, said the nine were part of an original group of 15 suspects arrested in 2009 during a “clean-up exercise” of…

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