LACC Welcomes Court Ruling Against Sen. Teahjay, But…

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Sen. J. Milton Teahjay

– Ordered to pay US$50,000 in 9 months

The Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) has welcomed the ruling of the 14th Judicial Circuit Court of Rivercess County that found former Sinoe County Superintendent, J. Milton Teahjay, guilty of violating the procedures and processes of the Public Procurement and Concessions Commission (PPCC) in the awarding of contracts for the implementation of county development projects, an LACC release said yesterday.

While the LACC welcomed the ruling, however, it said it is gravely concerned about the Judge’s decision to ignore other charges in the indictment against Senator Teahjay that carried greater magnitude, including Economic Sabotage, Criminal Conspiracy, Criminal Facilitation and Misapplication of Entrusted Property.

The court has fined Senator Teahjay US$50,000 to be paid into government’s revenue within the period of nine months; failure to do so would lead to his arrest and imprisonment until the amount is paid and a clerk certificate obtained.

The case against Senator Teahjay was brought to court and prosecuted by the LACC. The Senator was charged and indicted for Economic Sabotage, Criminal Conspiracy, Criminal Facilitation, Misapplication of Entrusted Property and Violation of the PPCC Procedures and Processes, the release said.

5 COMMENTS

  1. The Executive Branch can still look into the Judge’s decision and when it is not
    applying the full weight of the Law, bring that Judge on collusion with the
    Defendant Teahjay and seek to remove him from the Bench. Clean the Banch!
    This is where most of problems in Liberia are!

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