The Age on 19th November reported that the family of a South Sudanese army general allegedly claimed $470,000 in welfare payments from the Australian Government at the same time as they paid for a luxury Melbourne house with a $1.5 million cheque.  The revelation comes from an affidavit sworn by an Australian Federal Police agent as police try to keep a restraining order on a Narre Warren house and European cars owned by the family of retired General James Hoth Mai.  The affidavit claims the Melbourne assets were likely purchased with the proceeds of corruption from the General’s time as the chief of staff of the Sudanese People’s Liberation Army between 2009 and 2014.  As a senior officer in the South Sudanese military, General Mai’s salary was about $45,000 per year.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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