Magistrate denies bail for Asian national
February 26, 2018 10:36 pm
The Suva Magistrates Court has denied bail for the Asian woman who has been charged by FICAC for alleged bribery.
Bail was denied due to her illegal status in the country.
Lin Gao appeared in Court last Friday and was remanded in custody after FICAC counsel informed the Magistrate that she has an illegal status in the country as her work permit expired in 2015.
Gao is charged with one count of bribery and one count of possession of forged document.
It is alleged Gao had offered $100 to an immigration officer.
It is also alleged that she had in her possession an altered work permit.
The matter has been adjourned to March 12th.