Police in French Polynesia have arrested a New Caledonian businessman, Jean Marc Bruel, wanted since his sentencing on Monday.
The criminal court in Noumea had given him a three-year jail term over a case of favouritism in getting a large contract from the publicly owned OPT telecommunications company.
Another person to be convicted was the former president, Harold Martin, who was also given a jail sentence but which he doesn't have to serve while his appeal is pending.
Because of his absence when the sentence was given, Bruel was considered a fugitive.
He has been arrested in Moorea and transferred to the jail on Tahiti.