Katia to take plea in February
December 21, 2016 11:55 pm
A senior civil servant charged in relation to corruption will take his plea in February 2017.
Viliame Katia, who was charged by the Fiji Independent Commission against Corruption, appeared at the Suva Magistrates Court this morning.
Katia, the former Acting Deputy Official Receiver is charged with three counts of Abuse of Office for Gain, four counts of Forgery, one count of Embezzlement by Servant, one count of False Information to Public Servant, one count of Unauthorised Modification of Data and one count of Obtaining Financial Advantage.
Katia allegedly stole more than four million dollars over a period of eight years.
The second phase of disclosures in this matter is to be served by January 2017.
The matter has been adjourned to 2 February 2017.