22 Aug 2013

PNG deputy minister Mori charged with fraud

6:33 pm on 22 August 2013

Police in Papua New Guinea have arrested the deputy mining minister, Wera Mori, and charged him with more than 30 counts of fraud, conspiracy and false pretence.

The charges relate to missing millions of dollars set aside for work on the Chimbu section of the Highlands Highway.

Police allege Mr Mori conspired with a former Works Secretary, Joel Luma, and Meneve Gene from Landmark Values Consultants to defraud the state.

Mr Mori has been released on bail.