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Former court clerk charged for abusing of power

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ACU chairman Om Yentieng. KT/ Siv Channa

Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Saturday charged a former Appeal Court official for alleged corrupt practices after he was sacked.

Kuch Kimlong, spokesman for the court, today said Tep Thyrith, who was an Appeal Court clerk, was charged with misappropriating public funds.

“Phnom Penh Municipal Court charged him with misappropriating public funds and the court sent him to pretrial detention,” he said.

According to Article 593 of the Criminal Code, Mr Thyrith could face up to five years in prison and fined up to $2,500.

ACU chairman Om Yentieng said Mr Thyrith was arrested on Friday.

According to an Appeal Court press release, Mr Thyrith was sacked from his position as court clerk on April 2, but kept using his former position.

“He was arrested by the Anti-Corruption Unit because of corruption on July 5,” it said. “Even though he was removed from his position, he still used his clerk position to conduct illegal activities.”

Full story in Monday’s paper

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