Mangos served police investigation files

The former Managing Director of PNG Power Limited, John Mangos has been served his hand-up brief or police investigation files for his misappropriation case in court.

He returned to the Waigani Committal Court this morning for mention with his lawyer after the court gave directions on July 6 to Fraud investigators from the National Fraud and Anti-Corruption Directorate to serve their completed investigation files on him that same day.

His lawyer told the court they have received the files and asked for a two week adjournment to peruse them and prepare submissions in response to the allegations by police.   

Mangos is expected back in court on July 26. His bail of K5,000 is extended till then.

He was arrested and charged on March 15 for misappropriation or dishonestly applying the property of PNG Power, Abuse of Office and conspiring to defraud PNG Power. 

Police Summary of Facts before the court shows that he was charged on the three allegations that took place between Aug 9 and Sept 20 last year in Port Moresby while he was the Executive Director of PPL.

49 year old Mangos of Brisbane Australia is alleged to have misappropriated or  dishonestly applied to the use of another person, namely, Theo Casimiro monies in the sum of K62,475.52 property belonging to PNG Power.

The second allegation claims that Mangos during the same period and while he was employed in the Public Service as the Executive Director of PPL, abused the authority of his office by directing the General Manager of Human Resources and Payroll Services to pay Theo Casimiro K62, 475.52.

Third allegation against Mangos alleges that he Conspired with Theo Casimiro to defraud PPL the sum of K K62, 475.52. 

Police Summary of Facts before the court also shows that Mangos unlawfully directed a Michael Savinio, the Manager Human Resources – Payroll Services to pay Theo Casimiro ‘pay advances’ totalling K62,475.52. The monies were allegedly paid in three separate instalments. 

It is alleged the payments were directed by the defendant on the understanding that the amount would be fully recouped when Casimiro officially resumed duty after work permit and employment contract sorted out thereafter.






Sally Pokiton