New assistant AG faces fraud charges
Newly appointed assistant Attorney General, Bongi Radipati is facing charges of financial embezzlement. Barclays Bank has filed a case in the High Court seeking to recover over P100,000 it claims it lost due to Radipati’s fraud.
It is alleged he defrauded the bank at the time he resigned from the University of Botswana (UB) in 2007.
The case originated from a loan he acquired from Barclays Bank, through a UB Loan Guarantee Scheme to pay for a Mercedes Benz valued at P130,000.
When Radipati resigned, UB used his benefits to clear the outstanding loan amount. It is alleged that in December 18, 2007, UB issued a cheque of P107,682.39 to settle the loan. But Radipati allegedly channelled the money into his personal account. “On December 19, 2007, the defendant (Radipati) negotiated the said cheque and deposited it into his personal account with [continue reading]