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Ex-officials including deputy governor sentenced to jail

Ex-officials including deputy governor sentenced to jail

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May 23, 2016 - 14:23

FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): Seven former officials, including a deputy governor for western Ghorinfo-icon province, have been sentenced to three months in prison on charges of embezzlement and misuse of power.

Ex-deputy governor Mohammad Amin Tokhi, revenue director Mohammad Yousuf Danyar, governor’s house administrative chief Ghulam Mohammad Paiman were found guilty of stealing funds and misusing their power.

Former urban development director Khair Mohammad, revenue manager Nuruddin, procurement director Abdul Samad and another revenue official Abdul Haq Rassouli were also convicted.

Each of the accused was sentenced to three months in jail by the provincial urban court. The convicts had misappropriated funds for construction projects, including the construction of the police headquarters.

The court also convicted another officer named Mohiuddin on corruption and fined him 12,000 afghanis cash. Mohammad Shoaib, the defense lawyer for the accused, slammed the court ruling as unfair.

Appellant Court judge Gul Ahmad Haideri said the urban court’s decision was based on evidence and documents. The appellant court would also release a claim to confirm the sentence, he added.

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