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Couple Enter Plea in Conspiring to Obtain a Gain Case

Media Team   |   17 Mar 2020

A previously married couple charged with corruption related offences entered their pleas in the Suva Magistrates Court today.

Ms Rosalia Muavesi, the former clerk for the Department of Heritage and Arts pleaded guilty to the three (3) counts against her of Conspiracy to Defraud – Obtaining a Gain, Obtaining a Financial Advantage and Forgery.

She admitted to forging and using receipts as false claims for Transport Hire from her former employers to obtain $660.00 FJD between March and April 2019.

Meanwhile Mr Nick Stark denied the two (2) charges of Conspiracy to Defraud – Obtaining a Gain and Aiding and Abetting Obtaining a Financial Advantage and denied helping his then wife commit the above acts.

The Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) charged the duo last December.

The matter was adjourned to 7 April 2020 to check on the sentencing submissions.