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Medpoint: Pravin Jugnauth Wins His Appeal At The Supreme Court

It was in January that Jugnauth had pleaded his appeal to the Supreme Court and was represented by British lawyer, Clare Montgomery. He had been found guilty of conflict of interest in the wake of the Medpoint case. The chief judge, Kheshoe Matadeen and the judge, Ashraf Caunhye had reserved their judgment. And finally this Wednesday, May 25 the former Minister of Technology, communication and innovation will learn his fate.

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Kheshoe Parsad Matadeen and the judge Asraf Caunhye, in a decision on Wednesday afternoon, 25th of May, broke the judgment of the Intermediate Court condemning Jugnauth to 12 months in prison for conflict of interest in the MedPoint affair.

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The intermediate court imposed the sentence on June 30, 2015. Jugnauth was found guilty of conflict of interest in the case of MedPoint.

Jugnauth was prosecuted for having authorized, on 23rd of December 2010, a payment by check redemption by the State to purchase MedPoint clinic overvalued at the price of Rs 144.7 million. He was then the Minister of Finance.

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