South Africa: Icasa Boss Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For Fraud, Money Laundering

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Independent Communications Authority of SA chairperson Rubben Mohlaloga has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for fraud and money laundering.

Mohlaloga was sentenced – alongside former acting head of the Land Bank Philemon Mohlahlane and attorney Dinga Rammy Nkwashu – on Thurday at the Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crimes Court, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA)  confirmed.

Mohlahlane was sentenced to seven years in prison,  while attorney Nkwashu was sentenced to 24 years in prison. The three were found guilty in the same court in January 2018.

Mohlaloga, who was appointed chairperson of Icasa in December 2017, was found guilty of fraud and money laundering.

The court found that he and his co-accused defrauded the Land Bank of about R6-million when he was chairperson of Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Agriculture.

He acted with his accomplices to transfer the money from the Land Bank to an attorney’s trust account.

Read the original article here: mg.co.za


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