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Juvenile Pleads Guilty

Media Team   |   23 Jul 2020

A juvenile facing corruption related charges entered a guilty plea in the Suva Magistrates Court on 20 July.


The individual was charged by the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) in March with two (2) counts of Giving False Information to a Public Servant and one (1) count of Making a False Statement.


It was admitted in court that the juvenile lodged a Registration of Employee application and an application for a Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF) Joint Card with FNPF using a Birth Certificate registration number and a Tax Identification Number (TIN) letter under a different name.


The juvenile also admitted to using a Birth Certificate under a different name to register as a voter with the Fijian Elections Office.


The matter was adjourned to 3 August 2020 to check on the sentencing submissions.