Thursday, 20 January 2011 10:23 AM

Jailed Lawyer Released

Jailed lawyer, Charles Levo, has been released from prison following a recommendation by the recently established Parole Board.

Mr Levo was the only other prisoner to have been released by the Parole Board along with jailed North Malaita MP, Jimmy Lusibaea last Friday.

Mr Levo was charged with five counts of conversion relating to $15,000 dollars he had embezzled from the formerly National Bank of the Solomon Islands, now Bank South Pacific, while he was working as a legal advisor.

He was sentenced in May last year to two years imprisonment with a 12 month suspended sentence.

It is understood that Mr Levo is still facing another 21 counts of conversion charges which he has been committed to stand trial on at the High Court.

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