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Biofuel case stalls again; British defendant claims extortion

The trial of a British entrepreneur accused of fraud was delayed again at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday, while the defendant alleged he received an offer to buy his freedom for $1 million. ...

Matt Blomberg and Khuon Narim
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/biofuel-case-stalls-again-british-defendant-claims-extortion-100808/

Graft czar denies interfering in murder probe

Anti-Corruption Unit chairman Om Yentieng on Monday denied a claim made in court last week that he had exceeded his authority by ordering the bodyguard of ousted Phnom Penh Municipal Court director Ang Mealaktei to search the home of a murder suspect’s parents. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/graft-czar-denies-interfering-in-murder-probe-95806/

Ex-top judge’s bodyguard denies accusations

Pech Prum Mony, a one-star military general and former bodyguard for disgraced Phnom Penh Municipal Court director Ang Mealaktei, on Thursday denied accusations of abuse of power and interfering with judicial procedure while under questioning at the court, his lawyer said. ...

Ouch Sony
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/ex-top-judges-bodyguard-denies-accusations-92204/

Disgraced court director imprisoned in Kandal

Disgraced former Phnom Penh Municipal Court director Ang Mealaktei was sent to the Kandal Provincial Prison on Sunday after he was charged with embezzlement for allegedly confiscating an SUV from a drug dealer and giving it to his son, a prison official said Monday. ...

Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/disgraced-court-director-imprisoned-in-kandal-91894/

ACU to question ousted top judge after new year

Anti-Corruption Unit chief Om Yentieng said Monday that he planned to continue questioning ousted Phnom Penh Court director Ang Mealaktei following the Khmer New Year holiday, which begins Tuesday and ends Thursday. ...

Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/acu-to-question-ousted-top-judge-after-new-year-81988/

Official says ‘joking’ about ousted judge arrest

A day after making—and quickly retracting—claims to the media that disgraced Phnom Penh Municipal Court director Ang Mealaktei had been arrested, national military police spokesman Kheng Tito said Thursday that his comments had been made in jest. ...

Aun Pheap
ttps://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/official-says-joking-about-ousted-judge-arrest-81786/

ACU chief denies arrest of ousted court director

Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) chief Om Yentieng on Wednesday denied that ousted Phnom Penh Municipal Court director Ang Mealaktei had been arrested following two days of questioning over serious graft claims, despite two well-placed officials indicating otherwise. ...

Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/acu-chief-denies-arrest-of-ousted-court-director-81683/

Ministry completes probe of court director

The Justice Ministry on Monday said it had completed its investigation into bribery allegations against ousted Phnom Penh Municipal Court director Ang Mealaktei but refused to reveal the results. ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/ministry-completes-probe-of-court-director-81540/

Ousted court director gave seized SUV to policeman son

The former director of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court, who was ousted last week amid allegations of serious corruption, gave a luxury SUV to his son—a local police official—after it was confiscated from a suspected drug trafficker, the National Police said in a statement Sunday. ...

Hay Pisey
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/ousted-court-director-gave-seized-suv-to-policeman-son-78486/

Court lays provisional charges against general

The deputy prosecutor at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court has laid provisional charges against a military general arrested in Takeo province on Thursday, according to a senior military police official, in a high-profile case linked to corruption claims that led to the sacking this week ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/court-lays-provisional-charges-against-general-78464/

Military police arrest general with links to ousted judge

Military police in Takeo province last night arrested a military general and close aide of ousted Phnom Penh Municipal Court director Ang Mealaktei, who was officially removed from his position Wednesday amid allegations of vast corruption. ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/military-police-arrest-general-with-links-to-ousted-judge-78373/

Ousted judge given position in Justice Ministry

Former Phnom Penh Municipal Court director Ang Mealaktei, who was ousted Tuesday amid claims of corruption at the court, was granted a new position in the Ministry of Justice during the ceremony to replace him on Wednesday. ...

Khy Sovuthy and Alex Willemyns
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/ousted-judge-given-position-in-justice-ministry-78262/

Phnom Penh’s top judge ousted amid graft claims

Phnom Penh Municipal Court director Ang Mealaktei was removed from his position on Tuesday pending an investigation into rampant corruption at the court since he became its chief judge less than a year ago. The decision was made public hours after Prime Minister Hun Sen criticized ...

Alex Willemyns, Khy Sovuthy and Hul Reaksmey
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/phnom-penhs-top-judge-ousted-amid-graft-claims-78159/

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