Thursday, May 27, 2010

FICAC considers charges against another former employee

Fiji Broadcasting Corporation -  May 27, 2010

The Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption has been given permission to adjourn the trial of one of its former officers in order to gather more evidence. 

The court case against former FICAC officer Marica Rokotavaga has been stood down for one week by the Suva Magistrates Court to FICAC to question former FICAC finance manager Anil Maharaj. 

When asking Magistrate Irani Arachichi for an adjournment, FICAC legal officers revealed that Rokotavaga’s official diary was found in the procession of Maharaj which they think is a vital piece of evidence. 

FICAC is currently questioning Maharaj over the issue and the Commission has not excluded the possibility of charging others who are involved in the suppression of evidence against the accused. 

Rokotavaga is being tried for 37 counts of Forgery, Uttering Forged Document and Obtaining Money by False Pretence for allegedly using more than $15,000 while being a FICAC officer. 

The case has been adjourned to June 4 for mention.

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