PCN board members and staff front court
July 17, 2019 7:25 am
Ten individuals from the Pacific Community Network who are board members and staff members have been charged in relation to Lagilagi Housing Project.
Their case was called before the Suva Magistartes Court yesterday.
PCN National Director Semiti Qalowasa was the only person present in court while the others were presented by their counsels.
Semiti Qalowasa, Chantelle Khan, Suliana Siwatibau, Samuela Saumatua, Mere Krishna, Vijay Naidu, Akuila Yabaki, Kevin Barr, Cama Raimuria and Aisake Casimira have been charged in relation to corruption relating to the housing project.
All ten have been charged with one count each of accepting payments without being able to supply, misleading conduct and unacceptable conduct.
It is alleged that the incident occurred between 28th October, 2015 and 19th January 2016.
The counsel for the Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission filed a notice of motion to have stop departure order for all accused persons.
PCN Director Semiti Qalowasa also faces a separate charge of failing to furnish information to FCCC.
The case will be recalled on 12th September, for plea.
The court will also give a reply on the notice of motion filed by FCCC on the same day.