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Two out of nine to be sentenced for corruption

July 11, 2018 1:05 am

Two out of nine people including seven former staff of Public Works Department facing forty two counts of corruption related offences amounting to more than $93,000 will be sentenced by the Suva High court in the next hour.

Ana Laqere, Amelia Vunisea, Vaciseva Laqai, Vilisi Tuitavuki, Laisa Halafi, Tavenisa Tavaga, Kiniviliame Taviraki, Salesh Bikash and Roshni Lata are charged by the Fiji Independent Commission against Corruption with various counts of abuse of office, causing a loss and obtaining a financial advantage.

It is alleged that the Laqere, Vunisea, Laqai, Tuitavuki, Halafi, Tavaga and Taviraki facilitated false payments to Crazy Office Supplies and Entire Office Supplies within a span of four months in 2010.

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It is alleged that Bikash and Lata obtained more than $93,000 knowing they were not eligible to receive the financial advantage.

Laqere and Halafi are to be sentenced by High court Judge Justice Riyaz Hamza this afternoon.

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