THE former boss of the National Intelligence Organisation (NIO), met his fate today, when the Waigani National Court sentenced him to three years in prison for misappropriating over K90,000.

The former Acting Director-General of NIO, Maika Bruno, is among a number of public servants who were convicted for the offence of misappropriation alone.

Mr Bruno was found guilty on two counts for misappropriating a K55,000 and a further K36,000 in 2013. The funds belonged to the NIO.

Vector illustration of a man lock up in prison


Although the court found that Mr Bruno was a career public servant of over 25 years with no prior convictions, his abuse of position of trust and lack of remorse for his actions landed him in hot water.

The court presided by Justice David Cannings initially issued a 8 year sentence but reduced it down to 3 years after considering Mr Bruno’s age and worsening health condition.

Bruno is 54 years of age and hails from Namatani in the New Ireland province.


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