Ex-MP in PNG facing six fraud-related charges

9:34 am on 27 February 2020

An ex-MP in Papua New Guinea is facing six fraud-related charges linked to an illegal transfer of company shares.

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Alois Kingsley is due to appear before a Port Moresby court this week, charged with two counts each of forgery, utterance and stealing.

Mr Kingsley, a former culture minister who was MP for Madang from 2002 to 2007, was arrested last Friday.

The National reports a police investigator saying Mr Kingsley allegedly defrauded a company when he illegally transferred shares.

The business owner is said to have entrusted Mr Kingsley's unnamed co-accused to run his company in the 2000s, when Mr Kingsley conspired with the co-accused to have the shares transferred to him.