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By: R. Joyclyn Wea

Former Finance Minister David Farhat was dragged before the Monrovia City Court during the early afternoon hours of March 23, 2022 over crimes of theft of property, criminal mischief, menacing, harassment and disorderly conduct in the sum of over US$75,000.00 dollars.

The former Finance Minister Farhat was arrested based on a complaint filed by the state on behalf of the private prosecutor Emmanuel Sorsor and Margret Waiwor for the alleged crimes mentioned above.

Farhat was brought under the jurisdiction of that court predicated upon a writ of arrest issued out by Magistrate Jorma Jallah.

The writ of arrest states “You are hereby commanded to arrest the living bodies of David Farhat to be identified defendant and forthwith bring him before the Monrovia City Magisterial Court to answer to the charges of theft of property, criminal mischief menacing harassment and disorderly conduct.” The writ indicates that on the 7th and 26th days of February 2022, the former Finance Minister and former board member of the Central Bank of Liberia with wicked and criminal intent went into the private prosecutor’s property with violence, broke and damaged several items.

Some of those damaged items include 150.000 pes movie jacket, five PCs Samsung and IG phone protector (500 OCS) 1000 PCs DVD movies, five PCs DVD mass-production machines, 2,000 PCs movie poster and the rooted roofs of the building. All of the damages are in the sum of US$46.74.00.

The complaint further claimed defendant Farhat in the same process stole and made away with several items to include five television, 2000 PCs phone protector 900 PCs DVD movies five ( 50 production machines, five cartons DVD decks eight bags of assorted clothes others are four pairs of slippers, eleven pairs sneakers, one 42 inch flat screen television among others.

The alleged act commissioned by defendant Farhat being unlawful, illegal, wicked, criminal and intentional violates sections 15.5 and 14.25 of the new penal law of Liberia.

The crime being a billable one, the former Finance Minister Farhat has been released to his lawyers on a valid criminal appearance bond


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