PCN Director vacates guilty plea
April 11, 2019 12:40 pm
People’s Community Network National Director Semiti Qalowasa.
People’s Community Network National Director Semiti Qalowasa’s counsel has made an application to vacate his guilty plea.
He is charged in relation to inquiries into the controversial Lagilagi Housing project, a government housing initiative for low-income earners.
Qalowasa is charged with failure to furnish information to the Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission.
The Commission has been given the responsibility to carry out the investigation into the affairs of PCN.
The court heard that in January, Qalowasa failed to furnish documents to FCCC officers such as building plans, contracts, receipts, details of payments collected, audited financial reports, bank statements among other documents.
In court today, Qalowasa has vacated his previous guilty plea after seeking the assistance of a new counsel.
The case has been adjourned to May 8th.