The Government of Liberia has indicted the former Chairman and Commissioner of the Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA) and two others.
Defendant Albert Nah Bropleh along with co-defendants Madison Turkpah and Goderich Construction Company (GCC), represented by its General Manager, Joseph Dortu has been charged with Economic Sabotage, Misapplication of Entrusted Property, Criminal Conspiracy and Violation of PPCC Competitive Bidding Process of the PPCC Act.
Defendant Bropleh was tried and convicted by the 11th Judicial Circuit Court in Tubmanburg, Bomi County, in 2012, but took an Appeal to the Supreme Court of Liberia sitting in its March 2013 Term of Court.
Prior to his trial in 2012, defendant Bropleh was arrested for alleged bail jumping. Count-one of the indictment revealed that from the period of September 2008, the three defendants allegedly acted jointly with criminal intent to deprive the Government of Liberia through the execution of the September 29, 2008 MOU between the LTA and the Goderich Construction Company.
The indictment alleged that the company was hired to install Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) and access control system at the LTA new office building on 12th Street at the total amount of US$23,862.50, but converted the amount of US$19,676.25 to his own use and benefit.
The Government claimed that defendants Bropleh, Turkplah and Dortu with utter disregard for and abuse of the statutory law of Liberia conspired and took away the sum of US$19,676.25 for their personal use.