… reads the profile of Senior Lawyer, Philemon Wass Korowi should all allegations against him be proven writes PNG Echo
White Collar crime
In a press statement, Sam Koim, of Task Force Sweep has confirmed that yesterday, Mr Korowi was arrested and charged with:
4 counts of stealing from the state to the tune of over K10 million
4 counts of conspiracy to defraud the State
4 counts of money laundering
The charges were in relation to the Paraka matter where it’s alleged that in 2007, 2008 and 2010 Korowi used his firm’s trust accounts to facilitate and launder payments to Paraka – payments to which Paraka was not entitled.
Violence against women
In January of this year, Mr Korowi grabbed the nation’s attention and revulsion when his badly beaten mother-in-law (one of them), Lero Pat, made allegations of violence against him in an interview with TV station EMTV.
Ms Pat, still carrying the very visible and shocking facial injuries from his (alleged) attack, was so badly beaten that it became necessary to amputate one of her fingers.
Seems Mr Korowi was redefining and extending the idea of wife beating to include his mother-in-law – and, keeping it in the family, it is also alleged he raped his sister-in-law.
Yes, Mr Korowi has been a very busy man – not upholding the law but breaking it (allegedly) in more unspeakable ways than one.