Lawyer and accountant plead not guilty

June 18, 2020 12:24 pm

A Rakiraki lawyer and an accountant who allegedly defrauded their client of $120,740 today pleaded not guilty to the charges in the Magistrates court.

Lawyer Semi Titoko and accountant Aporosa Ratuveikau are both charged with eight counts of conversion by a trustee in relation to their failure to properly account for monies received on behalf of a client.

Titoko is also charged with perverting the course of justice arising from an attempt to prevent the client from continuing a complaint to the Legal Services Commission.

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The case has been adjourned to 2nd of September for a hearing on the State’s application to have the matter transferred to the Lautoka High Court.