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Raj and Sorby controlled information: State Witness

September 4, 2018 12:49 am

The two former finance officers of the Pacific Theological College in Suva charged with three counts of money laundering were alleged to have been controlling information.

It is alleged that between June 1st 2006 and November 30th 2012, Rosheen Raj and Rine Sorby while employed at the PTC, laundered around $582, 000.

While testifying in the Suva High Court today, state witness, the then Finance Director, Nilesh Sharma, says the two were allegedly controlling all communications from the director.

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Sharma claims the two were using the communication aspect to divert funds into their personal accounts.

Responding to prosecution, Sharma says that while conducting audit he discovered the inconsistency in the documents which raised suspicion.

Sharma also informed the court that the accused allegedly made alterations to the cheques in question, whereby they made payments of up to $1, 000 to their bank accounts on a weekly basis without anyone’s knowledge.

The witness claims Raj and Sorby were able to temper with financial records where they made alterations and unauthorised payments.

The trial continues at the Suva High court today.

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