Former British soldier acquitted of bribery in Afghanistan

4th July 2010, Comments 0 comments

An Afghan appeals court judge on Sunday acquitted a former British soldier of a security firm of a bribery conviction, dropping his two-year prison sentence.

Bill Shaw, manager of a security firm in Kabul, had been sentenced in April to two years in a notorious prison after being found guilty of bribing an Afghan official.

"You, William Shaw... you're acquitted of charges of bribery, due to the lack of evidence," anti-corruption appeals court judge Gul Mohammad told a hearing Sunday.

© 2010 AFP

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