Bangladesh: Ruling party lawmaker jailed for amassing wealth

By: AP | Dhaka | Published:November 2, 2016 1:41 pm

A Bangladesh court has sentenced a ruling party lawmaker to three years in prison for amassing and concealing wealth worth $100 million.

Judge Abu Ahmed Jamadar also fined lawmaker Abdur Rahman Bodi $1 million Wednesday. Police took him to prison after the verdict was announced in Dhaka, the capital.

Bodi is the first Awami League lawmaker to be convicted of corruption since his party assumed office seven years ago. His attorney Mahbuba Ahmed said he would appeal Bodi’s conviction.

Bangladesh was the 13th most corrupt country in Transparency International’s global index released in January