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Lesotho – Court Documents

Lesotho – Court Documents

Appeal Judgment – Crown v. Lahmeyer International GmbH
The full judgment pertaining to the Lesotho Court of Appeals decision to uphold the conviction of Lahmeyer International on several counts of bribery connected to the Lesotho Highlands Water Project. April 10/2004

Crown v. Lahmeyer International GmbH
The Crown has noted a cross-appeal in respect of four of the counts on which Lahmeyer was acquitted. It also seeks to appeal against what it claims to be the leniency of the sentences imposed. Summary of Appeal   March 22/2004

Crown’s Heads of Argument: Appellant’s Appeal   by G.H. Penzhorn SC
“Certainly in the eyes of the international community Lahmeyer looks far less blameworthy than does Acres, when in truth it is at least, if not more blameworthy.” The Lesotho Court of Appeals   February 26/2004

Appeal Judgment – Crown v. Acres International Ltd.
The Lesotho Court of Appeal judgment in full, confirming the conviction of Acres International Limited on Count 1 and setting aside the conviction on Count 2. August 15/2003

Appeal Judgment – Crown v. Masupha Ephraim Sole
The Lesotho Court of Appeal judgment in full, confirming the conviction of Mr. Sole, the former head of the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority. April 14/2003

Acres Judgment   by Hon. Mr Justice M L Lehohla
Acres International Ltd. was found guilty of the crime of bribery over the period June 1991 to January 1998, when Acres paid/transferred funds into a Swiss Bank Account held by Zalisiwonga Mini Bam. September 13/2002

Acres’ Written Argument as submitted to the Lesotho Crown
This document was submitted by Acres International during the closing arguments heard June 22, 2002. June 25/2002

Crown’s Heads of Arguments – Crown v. Acres
June 14/2002

Sentence handed down in Rex v. Masupha Ephraim Sole
June 4/2002

Crown v. Masupha Ephraim Sole
The full court judgment against Mr. Sole, head of Lesotho Highlands Water Project, convicted of accepting bribes from Acres and 11 other engineering companies and sentenced to 18 years in prison, is available here in a Portable Document Format (PDF). May 20/2002

Notice of World Bank debarment proceedings against Acres International Ltd.
The World Bank later announced there was “insufficient evidence” to debar Acres from future World Bank contracts, but warned Acres this was an interim decision it would revisit. August 21/2001

Crown v. Lahmeyer International GmbH
Court indictment and charges of 12 counts of bribery against German engineering company, Lahmeyer International GmbH, in the Lesotho Highlands Water Project. March 6/2001

Indictment v. Acres International
Court indictment and charges of of bribery against Canadian company, Acres International Limited, in the Lesotho Highlands Water Project. March 6/2001

Indictment – The Crown versus Jacobus Michiel Du Plooy
March 5/2001

Categories: Lesotho, Odious Debts

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