SOLOMONS TAX COMMISSIONER ARRESTED

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MELBOURNE, Australia (Radio Australia, Jan. 18) – The Solomon Islands Commissioner for Inland Revenue, Alfred Pohe, has been arrested in the country's capital, Honiara.

Mr Pohe's arrest follows an investigation by Solomons police and the Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands into the alleged unauthorized granting of tax exemptions.

Mr Pohe, 48, is expected to face 87 charges in relation to abuse of office.

January 19, 2005

Radio Australia: www.abc.net.au/ra

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