Ang Mealaktei, the former director of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court who was jailed and later released after giving his son a confiscated Audi SUV, has been struck from the countryís list of judges, according to a royal decree obtained on Monday.
Sam Pracheameanith, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of the Magistracy, which appoints, oversees and disciplines the countryís judges, said on Tuesday that Mr. Mealakteiís guilty verdict prevented him from serving as a judge.
Mr. Mealaktei was freed from the Kandal Provincial Prison in February after serving 18 months of the two-year prison term he received in February last year.
Though the former judge was plagued by allegations of corruption, he ultimately dodged embezzlement charges after the court reasoned that the SUV was still in good condition when it was returned to the state.
Mr. Mealakteiís sentence was reduced by six months in November as part of a series of royal pardons to mark the Water Festival.
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