Three former Goodman Fielder staff granted bail
December 21, 2018 12:19 pm
Jessie Mcgoon [front, right] and Rajat Maharaj [back, left]
The Suva Magistrates Court has granted bail for three former employees of the Goodman Fielder.
They are charged with fraudulent falsification of account and money laundering.
Rajat Maharaj has been charged with 56 counts of money laundering, Biren Lal has been charged with 50 counts of fraudulent falsification of account.
Jessie Mcgoon has been charged with seven counts of fraudulent falsification of account.
It’s alleged that between 2014 and 2015, the three were involved in transferring $699,000 to the account of a company belonging to Rajat Maharaj.
At that time, Mcgoon and Lal were employed as finance assistants.
Magistrate Jioji Boseiwaqa granted bail on strict conditions, with a cash bail bond of $1500 for Maharaj and $1000 each for Lal and Mcgoon.
DPP made an application to transfer the case to the High Court as it was an indictable offence.
Defense objected on the grounds that it’s a summary offence that could be trialed in the Magistrates court.
The Magistrate will make a ruling on this matter on January 7th.