Convicted fund boss in PNG seeks stay on sentencing

1:20 pm on 7 July 2015

Papua New Guinea's former National Provident Fund boss, Jimmy Maladina, has applied to the Supreme Court to stay his sentencing by the National Court later this month.

The Papua New Guinea Supreme Court.

The Papua New Guinea Supreme Court. Photo: RNZ / Johnny Blades

The National reports that Maladina's lawyer, Greg Shepherd, made the application before Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia.

He asked the court to stay Maladina's sentencing pending a judicial review of his conviction by the National Court.

A decision on the application will be handed down today.

Maladina was convicted by the National Court last month for misappropriating and conspiring to defraud the fund of 963,000 US dollars in1998, and 2000.

Sir Salamo said it was new for him to have to deal with an application to stay the proceeding of a person already convicted and awaiting sentencing.