Former Vanuatu senior civil servant found guilty of money laundering

The Supreme Court of Vanuatu has found a former senior civil servant, Victor Rory, guilty on 40 counts of money laundering.

Rory is alleged to have misused over 14 million vatu, when he was principal aid negotiator in the Prime Minister's Office.

The Supreme Court heard that the funds were from the European Union and were allocated to support development projects in Vanuatu.

VBTC News reports Rory will reappear in court on 24 April for sentencing.