29 Jan 2019

FSM government 'disturbed' by bribery allegations

3:14 pm on 29 January 2019

The Federated States of Micronesia government says it's disturbed by allegations that officials were bribed by a Hawaiian businessman.

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Earlier this month, the US Justice Department filed charges in the US District Court for Hawaii against Frank James Lyon.

It's alleged he made bribes of at least $US200,000 to Micronesian officials in exchange for $US7.8 million in contract payments.

The country's public information office issued a statement saying it was taking the allegations seriously.

It said it had asked the US government to provide any relevant information to the FSM Department of Justice.