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gavel thumb100 News24 reports that two former Western Cape police officials have been sentenced to an effective nine years in jail for selling a docket for R40,000.

The Hawks' Bellville Serious Corruption Investigation team arrested Jonathan Plaatjies and Morne Fasser in August 2014 after receiving information that they had sold the docket. They were charged with corruption, extortion and defeating the administration of justice after entrapment money was found in their possession. They were later dismissed from the police. Plaatjies and Fasser were convicted in the Bellville Serious Commercial Crime Court in Cape Town on 26 October 2023, and on Wednesday, they were back in court for sentencing. Each of them was sentenced to nine years for one count of corruption, eight years for two counts of extortion, and six years for three counts of defeating the administration of justice. The court ordered that they should serve their sentences concurrently, which means that they have to serve an effective nine years behind bars.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Mothushi Thoka at News24

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