Treasury Dep’t employee convicted

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AN OFFICE assistant at the Treasury Department who claimed trial last year over the charge of accepting gratification was convicted yesterday after the Magistrates’ Court returned with a guilty verdict.

The defendant Hj Kula Hj Salleh, 53, was found guilty of accepting $200 in gratification from a uniformed personnel in March 2012. The gratification accepted by the defendant was a reward for assisting the staff sergeant in expediting the release of his subsistence allowance.

Hj Kula, whose bail was revoked yesterday, is facing a fine of up to $30,000 and a maximum of seven years in jail.

A further mention of the case will be heard before magistrate Azrimah Hj Abd Rahman on April 25, for Hj Kula to deliver his mitigation.

The Brunei Times