Feroz Jan to appeal sentence
June 24, 2015 5:17 am
Feroz Jan Mohammed who was this morning sentenced to 8 years imprisonment for bribery related offences will appeal the court’s decision.
Jan’s daughter Razia Jan Haroon spoke to FBC News after the ruling and says the family is dismayed at the sentence handed down.
“Myself and my family members have been present in court for many days. We have observed our father to behave impeccably during the proceedings of the trial. We feel the sentence was unfair and my father will appeal.”
Second accused Iliesa Turagacati who was an Acting Project Accountant with the DNR will serve 6 years behind bars with a minimum of 4 years before parole.
Navitalai Tamanitoakula also a former civil servant has been sentenced to 4 years imprisonment with a minimum of 2 and a half years before parole
Aisea Liwaiono a former road engineer has been sentenced to 2 years imprisonment – suspended for 2 years.
Mohammad, Turagacati and Tamanitoakula were found guilty of Bribery, Obtaining a Financial Advantage and Abuse of Office while Liwaiono has been charged with Causing a Loss.
Feroz Mohammad, paid $110,000 in bribes and was able to lodge false invoices and circumvent procedures to obtain just over $3 million.