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Businessman to be sentenced today

June 26, 2012 7:00 pm

Nadi businessman Furqan Rizvi and Customs Officer Joseva Utovou will be sentenced by the Lautoka High Court today.

The assessor had found Furqan Rizvi not guilty however Lautoka Judge, Justice Sitambarampillai Thurairaja overturned their decision.

Rizvi bribed Utovou with $200 and asked him not to examine a container of spare parts for auto-vehicles.

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Mitigation submissions were heard by Justice Sitabarampillai yesterday.

Customs Officer Joseva Utovou called his Church Pastor as a character witness while Furquan Rizvi relied on written submissions.

Both were remanded in custody.

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