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Former Revenue Collector Charged

Media Team   |   02 Jul 2019

A former Revenue Collector for the Ministry of Justice appeared in the Savusavu Magistrates Court yesterday on corruption-related charges.


Mr. Tomasi Raikivi was charged by the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) with one (1) count each of Corrupt Transactions with Agents and General Dishonesty – Obtaining a Gain.


It is alleged that he used receipts, revenue collectors cash analysis sheet and bank lodgments which contained false material with the intention to deceive the Ministry of Justice.


He is further alleged to have used the above mentioned documents to attempt to gain $1,402.95 FJD from his former employer between June 2015 and September 2017.


FICAC State Counsel Ms. Arieta Vaganalau informed the Court that first phase disclosures had been served.


Resident Magistrate Mr. Timoci Qalinauci released the Accused on bail with a bail bond of $400.00 FJD and two (2) sureties.


He also instructed the Accused to report to the Savusavu Police Post one (1) Saturday a month, not to interfere with Prosecution witnesses and to surrender all travel documents.


The matter has been adjourned to 24 September 2019.