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Ex aide to Madagascan president gets jail sentence after soliciting for bribe



Details of how Madagascan President Andry Rajoelina’s ex-chief of staff was nailed after bribe seeking by British National Crime Agency, NCA, emerged Tuesday after the guilty party was sentenced in Crown Court.

Court document say that  Romy Andrianarisoa, 47, was accused of seeking substantial payments from Gemfields between 2021 and 2023 was on Tuesday convicted in a London after offering to help precious stone miner Gemfields win lucrative mining rights in exchange for substantial bribes.

As reported, Andrianariosa came into contact with Gemfields’ CEO Sean Gilbertson in 2021 and offered to help the company expand its business into Madagascar.

Gemfields, which owns the Faberge jewellery brand, became suspicious and approached Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA), which deployed an undercover officer posing as a consultant negotiating on Gemfields’ behalf.

During conversations with the purported consultant, known as “Charles” to protect his identity, Andrianarisoa and her associate, Philippe Tabuteau, sought around 270,000 Swiss francs ($310,000) between them.

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