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Money laundering trial summing up next week

September 13, 2018 7:01 pm

The case of former finance officers Rosheen Raj and Rine Sorby who are charged with three counts of money laundering will be summed up on next Monday.

The case was called at the Suva High Court yesterday for closing submissions.

Raj and Sorby are each charged with one count of money laundering and are jointly charged for another count of money laundering.

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It’s alleged that between June 1st 2006 and November 30th 2012 – the two while employed as finance officers at the Pacific Theological College in Suva where they laundered around $582,000.

The lawyer representing the 1st accused Raj, says she could have decided not to take the stand, however, she did to prove to her innocence before the judge and assessors – who were able hear her side of the story.

Defense also stated the accused while testifying informed the court that all payments made to her bank account were approved by the then Finance Director.

Lawyer representing Sorby said the accused exercised her right to remain silent and did not take the stand.

The State Lawyer informed the court Raj had admitted she had received payments in her personal bank account in excess.

She also referred to Sorby’s caution interview in which she agreed receiving more money in her personal account.

The matter has been adjourned to September 17th for summing up.

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