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Jailed NT travel agent in home detention

AAP logoAAP 7/11/2016 Lucy Hughes Jones

A Darwin travel agent who rorted a pensioners' travel concession scheme to rip off the Northern Territory government for more than $120,000 has been released from jail into home detention.

Alexandra "Xana" Kamitsis was sentenced in December last year to nearly four years in jail, suspended after serving 18 months, on fraud and corruption charges.

The 47-year-old former chair of NT Crimestoppers was released from Darwin Correctional Centre last Friday to serve the remainder of her sentence on a home detention permit.

The Commissioner of NT Correctional Services, Mark Payne, said Kamitsis is required to wear an electronic monitoring device and must adhere to strict conditions.

These include limitations on her movements, together with random drug and alcohol testing.

"(She) had achieved an open security classification, has been a model prisoner and does not represent a threat to the community," he said.

The Latitude Travel owner also pleaded guilty to corruptly giving benefits to Paul Mossman, ex-chief of staff to former Housing Minister Bess Price, when she paid for his travel costs in exchange for more than $300,000 in exclusive government contracts.

Last month Mr Mossman was found guilty of corruptly receiving kickbacks from the travel agent in 2013 and 2014 and awaits sentencing.

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