14 Members of parliament sentenced to jail for corruption

Crime: Bribery

Date of conviction: 09/10/2015

Punishment: 3/4 years in prison.

Case Overview

The allegations of corruption were initially against Deputy Prime Minister Moana Carcasses for paying 13 opposition politicians 35 million vatu ($310,000) last year.

These payments were made to influence the other MPs decisions, it clear cut bribery. Mr Carcasses was therefore sentenced to four years in prison whilst the others were sentenced to three years each.

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