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Court Finds Suspended Supt. Guilty of Misappropriation
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Court Finds Suspended Supt. Guilty of Misappropriation    
By Philip T. Singbah, LINA Bong County Correspondent

GBARNGA, January 22 (LINA) - The Ninth Judicial Circuit Court in Gbarnga, Bong County has found suspended Kokoyah Statutory District Superintendent, Joseph Weleteh Flomo, guilty in the US$60,000 misappropriation case.

In his ruling in the non-jury trial Wednesday, Judge Boima Kontoe said Flomo could not account for more than US$44,000 of the amount intended for the district during the trail.

The court also ordered Flomo to pay a fine of US$1,000 or face imprisonment for one year because the case was a first degree misdemeanor.

Flomo is also expected to unconditionally restitute the misappropriated amount into government revenue.

Flomo was in 2013 indicted along with two other officials of the district, Morris Davis and James Walker, for allegedly mismanaging the US$60,000.

The money was given to Kokoyah Statutory District by Atlantic Resources, a logging company, as land rental fees.

While final ruling in the case involving Morris Davis and James Walker is expected to be announced on Friday, the legal team of Flomo headed by Attorney Mohammed Golafalee has taken exception to the ruling and announced it will take an appeal to the Supreme Court.


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