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Transfer application made for FRCS Director

March 6, 2019 1:43 pm

The Fiji Independent Commission against Corruption will be making an application to transfer a corruption matter to the Suva High court.

This is in relation to Fiji Revenue and Customs Director Shameem Khan who is facing one count each of abuse of Office and general dishonesty – causing a Loss.

FICAC Counsel Rashmi Aslam informed the court that they will making the application once the plea has been taken.

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It’s alleged that between January 1st 2016 and May 5th last year in Suva, Khan prepared an investigation report with false contents and prevented the Revenue and Customs from obtaining revenue in the sum of four million, one hundred and eighteen thousand, nine hundred and ninety four dollars and eight cents ($4,118,994.08FJD).

Forty-four-year old Khan who is the FRCS Director Intelligence, Compliance and Investigations and the Chief Ethical Standard Unit Officer, was charged in October last year.

Second phase disclosures was served today.

The FICAC counsel stressed the importance of adherence as most of the witnesses work with or under the Accused.

Magistrate Deepika Prakash concurred and reiterated the same to Khan and his counsel, Faizal Haniff, who assured strict adherence to conditions.

The matter has been adjourned to 2nd April for plea.

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