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Suva high court convicts two women for money laundering

September 18, 2018 2:01 am

Suva high court judge Justice Salesi Temo has convicted the two former finance officers of Pacific Theological College in Nasese, Suva for money laundering.

42-year-old Rosheen Raj and 54-year-old Rine Sorby were charged with three counts of money laundering.

The women between June 1st, 2006 and November 30th, 2012 while employed as finance officers at the college laundered around $582,000 – more than half a million dollars.

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During the judgment this afternoon, Justice Salesi Temo says the women appeared before him and three assessors over an eleven day trial but it only took less than hour for the assessors to unanimously find the women guilty.

He says the two women worked together adding Raj, a single mother to a seven-year-old boy was the main culprit for signing cheque and depositing excess money to their accounts.

The women will be sentenced tomorrow.

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