Pena is a fraud - posts from him and his friends are rubbish
Trutok Posted Jul 27, 2010 11:07 AM
He is the same Peter Pena recommended for prosecution by the Commission of Inquiry into the Finance Dept for helping Andrew Mald steal millions of Kina from the people of PNG. He is guilty of dishonourable, improper and unprofessional behaviour. See this report -
MP Andrew Mald stole over K5 million from the people of PNG
Port Moresby MP, Andrew Mald, is identified in the Finance Department Commission of Inquiry report as having stolen K5,193,538 from the people of PNG
The MP, former Solicitor General Zacchary Gelu, former Attorney General Francis Damem and private lawyers PETER PENA and Jeffrey Abone are been recommended for prosecution over the unlawful payment to Mr Mald.
The Commission of Inquiry uncovered how MP Mald submitted a fraudulent claim against the State, which, despite numerous flaws, was approved for payment by Gelu and Damem.
Malds claim was in respect of a piece of land in Port Moresby, for which he claimed to have a valid lease. However the Commission of Inquiry found that Malds lease was unlawful and had been fraudulently obtained. That fraud included an illegal meeting of the Lands Board, falsification of the meeting minutes and a failure to gazette the lease.
Not only was Malds lease totally illegal, his claim for damages was similarly flawed. The claim did not satisfy the mandatory notice requirement under the Claims Against the State Act; the deed of settlement was not given the required Ministerial approval; and the damages claimed were hugely overstated.
Despite the fact that Mald did not have a legal lease and his claim was procedurally flawed, Solicitor General Zacchary Gelu approved the claim WITHOUT even seeking the advice of Secretary of Lands or his Department or the Register of Titles or the Attorney General. Gelu also accepted Malds gross inflated assessment of damages at K4.1 million.
This unprofessional conduct was then compounded by the Attorney General, Damem, who approved an overpayment of K520,571 in interest on the claim.
The Commission has recommended the Public Prosecutor seek to recover the K5,193,538 paid to Andrew Mald and K200,000 from Peter Pena under the Proceeds of Crime Act
As well as criminal prosecutions, the Commission has recommended all four lawyers, Gelu, Damem, Pena and Abone be referred to the lawyers statutory body for dishonourable, improper and unprofessional behaviour.