The Phnom Penh Municipal court found Suth Dina guilty today of embezzling at least $117,000 by selling visas, receiving kickback money from Cambodian workers in South Korea, and failing to pay rent on the Cambodian Embassy in Seoul during his two-year tenure.
Cambodia has long had a reputation as one of Asia's most corrupt countries, with Transparency International ranking it number 150 out of 168 on its corruption perception index.
Widespread graft has become a political liability for Prime Minister Hun Sen, whose Cambodian People's Party fended off a strong challenge in the 2013 general election.
Suth Dina told reporters he plans to appeal the verdict.
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