His lawyer made submissions in court this afternoon on an appeal he filed against the decision of the Waigani National Court.
Wangillen was found guilty on Feb 19, 2015, by the National Court for conspiring with another person and misappropriating K400,000, monies belonging to the Ijivitari District.
He was sentenced on June 11, 2015, to five years in jail.
The appeal against conviction was on three main grounds. A three-man Supreme Court heard submissions today and reserved its ruling to this Friday.