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Vol 53 No 16

Published 3rd August 2012


Three million euros in the fountain

The trial for theft of Tanzania's former Ambassador in Rome, Costa Ricky Mahalu, has been postponed to 9 August. The alleged offence was committed in 2002 and charges were first brought in 2006. The prosecution claims that when Mahalu purchased a new embassy in Italy in 2002, he and Grace Martin, a Counsellor at the mission, presented a false invoice for 3,098,741.58 euros (US$3.8 million), which the government paid.

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