Suspended FRCS Director Denies Causing $4.1 million Loss

Media Team   |   01 Aug 2019

The suspended Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (FRCS) Director pleaded not guilty to corruption related charges in the Suva High Court today.

Mr Shameem Khan was charged with a count each of Abuse of Office and General Dishonesty – Causing a Loss by the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) last year.

His matter was transferred to the High Court after a ruling was delivered by Resident Magistrate Ms Deepika Prakash last month.

The court has given time for both parties to attend to Preliminary matters before the end of October.

Justice Rajasinghe provided the parties with tentative hearing dates for the matter from 17 March to 3 April, 2020, and this was subject to change depending on the volumes of documents to be produced.

The Accused is alleged to have prepared an investigation report with false contents which prevented FRCS from obtaining revenue amounting to $4,118,994.08 FJD, while serving as the FRCS Director Intelligence, Compliance and Investigations and Chief Ethical Standard Unit Officer.

The matter was adjourned to 31 October 2019.