8 Sep 2010

Suspended jail term for former Solomons Forestry Commissioner

12:41 pm on 8 September 2010

A Solomon Islands court has given a former Forestry Commissioner a suspended one-year jail sentence for corruption.

According to the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation, Gideon Bauro was sentenced on two counts of official corruption to which he had pleaded guilty.

In 2003 he received a 6,000 US dollar cheque for himself and others on two occasions from the Lu Ling Company and Bulcan Company.

The magistrate said his ruling takes into account that there was substantial delay in the laying of charges against Bauro and the fact that he was not alone in these acts.