Vanuatu aid fraudster jailed for 8 years

Vanuatu's former aid negotiator, Victor Rory, who was found guilty of obtaining tens of thousands of dollars through deception, has been jailed for eight years.

Rory had fraudulently received $US130,541.

The Daily Post newspaper said when he was the chief negotiator for European Union Aid Funds, 48-year-old Rory transferred the money to his private account.

Justice Oliver Saksak rejected Rory's application for special consideration on health grounds and found him guilty on all 40 grounds.


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