PNG Tribunal finds MP guilty of misappropriation

5:17 pm on 23 March 2015

A leadership tribunal in Papua New Guinea has found the MP for Manus, Ronnie Knight, guilty of four charges of misappropriation.

The tribunal ruled that he was not guilty of another charge of intentionally misapplying 245 thousand US dollars of district funds.

Mr Knight was found guilty of intentionally misapplying 24 thousand dollars of funds between January and August 2013.

He was also found guilty of misappropriating 68 thousand dollars and using that money for unlawfully.

The Post Courier reports the final allegation he was found guilty of was failing disclose a conflict of interest before voting on a matter before a district budgeting committee.