Former Assistant Treasurer Admits to Taking Money

Media Team   |   21 Jan 2020

The former iTaukei Affairs Board Assistant Treasurer pleaded guilty to charges of corruption in the Labasa Magistrates Court yesterday.

The Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) charged Mr Taniela Jerema in 2018 with a count each of Obtaining a Financial Advantage and Causing a Loss.

He admitted to receiving payments and keeping it for himself, instead of depositing it into the respective accounts from September 2016 to March 2017 amounting to $9,280.00 FJD.

Resident Magistrate Mr Bimsara Jagodage gave time to Prosecution and Defence to file and serve their Sentencing and Mitigation submissions.

The matter was adjourned to 10 February 2020.