Man Charged for Obtaining Money by Deception

Media Team   |   30 Jul 2020

A man was produced in the Labasa Magistrates Court today on a corruption related charge.

The Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) charged Mr Jug Prasad with one (1) count of Obtaining a Financial Advantage by Deception.

He is alleged to have falsely identified himself as someone else in order to obtain $1,000.00 FJD under the Micro and Small Business Grant Scheme from October to December 2018.

FICAC State Counsel Mr Adrian Sharma informed the Court that first phase disclosures had already been served.

The Accused was released on bail with a Stop Departure Order issued and was instructed not to: re-offend or interfere with prosecution witnesses.

The matter was adjourned to 9 October 2020.