Prosecutor and two tutors arrested for corruption
17 Nov 2011A prosecutor and two tutors working at the Johannesburg Magistrate Court, have been arrested on charges of corruption. It is alleged that the trio targeted people who were served with summons requiring them to appear before a magistrate for traffic violations.
Instead of having the motorists appear before a magistrate, the arrested suspects allegedly charged them sums of money which they pocketed. They then erased the summons from the system. It is believed that the cash involved amounts over R1 million. This has been going on for at least two years.
The prosecutor and one of the tutors were arrested from their desks at the magistrate court. The third individual handed himself over to members of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation. All suspects are expected to appear in court on Monday on charges of corruption. Police are still looking for traffic officers who were also allegedly involved in the corruption. The suspects will appear in court on Monday.
Colonel McIntosh Polelela
Tel: 012 400 6584 / 6579
Fax: 012 400 7018
Cell: 082 475 1427
Issued by: South African Police Service
17 Nov 2011
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