8 Afghan Army personnel sentenced for corruption

Salaam Times

KABUL -- An anti-corruption court in Kabul Tuesday (August 1) sentenced eight Afghan National Army personnel to prison sentences of up to 20 years for corruption, Khaama Press reported Wednesday (August 2).

Three generals, four officers and an army employee were convicted of embezzlement, corruption and misuse of authority. Sentences ranged from 13 months to 20 years.

The eight stole almost 185,000 litres of fuel. The court ordered them to pay restitution of almost $1.3 million (88.7 million AFN).

The Anti-Corruption Justice Centre, the court that handed down the sentences, is part of a government effort to eradicate official corruption.

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