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Woman Sentenced to 18 years for $5.6m Theft


A Mozambican official has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for her part in stealing state funds worth $5.6m (£4.2m).

Setina Titosse, the former chairperson of the government’s Agricultural Development Fund (FDA), was charged with corruption, embezzlement, money-laundering, abuse of her office and membership of a criminal association.
Judge Alexandre Samuel, of the Maputo City Court, also sentenced 20 others in the case to between 12 years and 18 months.
Two others were acquitted.
Defence lawyers described the sentences as unfair and said they would appeal.
This means all the accused remain at liberty until the appeal procedure runs its course.  Source: Pocket News