J Arthur Brown, the former Fidentia boss has been released on parole after serving 7 years of his 15 year jail sentence.

According to the Department of Correctional Services, parole was granted after an assessment of Brown’s profile and other material submitted for parole consideration.

Arthur Brown faced more than hundred charges relating to the disappearance of over a billion rand paid to a trust fund meant for retired mine workers.

Correctional Services spokesperson, Singabakho Nxumalo told eNCA news that Brown has been placed on parole as of 21 October 2021.


He said all inmates qualify for parole after serving the minimum detention period of their sentence. He said parole is considered and if an inmate meets all the requirements of being placed back into the society then parole is approved.

Nxumalo revealed that this was not the first time that Mr Brown’s parole was being considered. He said he previously asked for parole but he could not meet the requirements.

He said Mr Brown will be on parole with conditions until his sentence comes to an end in December 2028.

Nxumalo added that Brown was taking responsibility for what he did and is remorseful.

The Spokesperson went further to say that 51 year old Mr Brown was free to find work and start businesses but his ventures should not lead him back into crime.