Friday, December 30, 2011

Central African Army Official Held in Graft Case

BANGUI, Central African Republic - The head of supplies for the Central African Republic's armed forces was detained over allegations of embezzling close to 150,000 euros ($200,000), a judicial source said Dec. 30.
Maurice Goleyen "is accused of having misappropriated 100 million CFA francs, which is still a provisional estimate" and turned himself in at a military base in Bangui, a source close to the chief prosecutor said on condition of anonymity.
President Francois Bozize in September announced a major drive to battle graft in the impoverished country, which Transparency International has ranked 154th out of 182 in its latest corruption perception index

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