6 years sentence for misappropriation

A Manus woman who conspired with others at the National Planning through its former Minister Paul Tienten to misappropriate K500, 000 has been convicted and sentenced.

Tracey Tiran of Pak Island, was sentenced by the Waigani National Court today to a six- year jail term at Bomana.

A K500, 000 cheque was released from National Planning to Tiran’s company – Sits Up Services Ltd for the “Sapulau Integrated Coconut Processing” project to be set up in Manus.

The money was used between March 1, 2011 and Oct 25, 2011 however the Coconut project was not set up.