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[AFRINIC-rpd] AfriNIC employs a convicted criminal as Head of IT

Owen DeLong owen at
Mon Mar 18 19:02:04 UTC 2013

I don't know the particulars of this situation.

However, I would like to point out that it is entirely possible to get a conviction such as the one described based on nothing more than a clerical error or the failure to fill out all of the exactly correct forms at exactly the right time in exactly the right manner, which is no easy task and in no way straight forward.

I will also point out that it is unlikely if this was a case of much more than a clerical error that the defendant would have been released to probation with a $100 fine. The 10 month sentence is very likely to cover the time he spent waiting in prison for his case to come to a resolution. He may not have actually served any additional time in prison and that is a common way to structure these plea bargains.

I am ashamed to admit it, but, yes, my government will lock someone up for ten months over a clerical error and will push very hard for a plea bargain of this nature in order to avoid liability. They are especially good at doing this in order to take advantage of non-citizens.


On Mar 18, 2013, at 11:42 AM, deepak.mehta <deepak.mehta at> wrote:

> We, LIR members, pays AfriNIC thousand of dollars as yearly membership fee which is used to renumerate a convicted criminal.
> This is outrageous.
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