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Civil servant jailed in Malawi 'Cashgate' scandal

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 A Malawian court has sentenced a junior civil servant to prison in the ongoing financial scandal dubbed "Cashgate" in which millions of dollars were looted from the impoverished country's government.

   Court records Tuesday say a magistrate in the capital Lilongwe sentenced Victor Sithole to nine years imprisonment with hard labor. Sithole, 28, was an accounts assistant in the government and is the second person to be sentenced for the looting. In 2013, Sithole was found with large sums of cash and an investigation by then president Joyce Banda revealed he was one of dozens of civil servants who had siphoned about 24 billion kwacha or $60 million.

   Sithole is the second person to be sentenced in the financial scandal and more than 70 civil servants and businessmen have been charged.

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