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Zambia Ex-Leader’s Wife Cleared of Corruption Charges

The wife of Zambia’s former President Frederick Chiluba was today acquitted of five counts of receiving stolen property and money from her husband, the Lusaka-based high court ruled.

The court found no evidence to make a case, Emmanuel Mwamba, Chiluba’s spokesman, said by phone from Lusaka, the capital.

A lower court found Regina Chiluba guilty in February last year of illegally receiving $87,000 and three residential properties from her husband. Frederick Chiluba was acquitted of corruption charges in August 2009.

To contact the reporter on this story: Anthony Mukwita in Lusaka via Johannesburg at gbell16@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Antony Sguazzin at asguazzin@bloomberg.net

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