Court of Appeal says judge was wrong to free woman in embezzlement case

    Kuo fulihi ‘e he Fakamaau’anga Tangi’ e tu’utu’uni fakamaau’anga ke tuku ange ha fefine na’a’ ne ngāue hala’aki ha pa’anga ‘o pehē na’e hala e tu’utu’uni ko ia ‘a ha fakamaau lahi. ‘I he ‘aho 7 ‘o Nōvema ta’u kuo ‘osi’ na’e tali halaia ai ‘a Loleini ‘Ala ‘i he Fakamaau’anga Lahi’ ki ha faka’ilo ‘e taha ki hono kai ‘o ha pa’anga. Ka na’e tuku ange ia ‘e Fakamaau Lahi Laki Niu fakatatau ki he kupu 204 ‘o e lao ki he ngaahi hia’. ‘I Nōvema ‘aho 22, 2017 na’e ‘oange ai kia ‘Ala ha pa’anga ‘e $22,500 kesi ke ne fakahū ki he pangikē ‘a ‘ene ngāue’anga’ ‘i he pangikē MBF. Ka na’a’ ne tipōsiti ‘e ia ‘a e $14,375 ki he’ene ‘akauni fakataautaha ia ‘a’ana he pangikē BSP.

    The Court of Appeal has overturned the acquittal of a woman charged with embezzlement and said the judge who freed her acted wrongly. On November 7 last year Loleini ‘Ala pleaded guilty in the Supreme Court to one count of embezzlement . Judge Niu discharged her without  conviction  under  Section 204  of the Criminal  Offences …


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