Former FSC Team Leader Charged

Media Team   |   30 Jul 2020

A former Fiji Sugar Corporation (FSC) Team Leader was produced in the Labasa Magistrates Court today on allegations of corrupt practice.

The Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) charged Mr Roneel Chand with two (2) counts of Obtaining a Financial Advantage and one (1) count of Falsification of Documents.

It is alleged that he cashed two (2) FSC cheques of $1,300.00 FJD and $600.00 FJD, which were not issued to him and dishonestly gained a total of $1,900.00 FJD.

He is further alleged to have falsified Work Orders under the Cane Payment Grant with the intention of obtaining a gain from the Fiji Sugar Corporation, which is a Government entity.

FICAC State Counsel Mr Adrian Sharma informed the court that first phase disclosures was served.

The Accused was released on bail and instructed not to: re-offend or interfere with Prosecution witnesses.

The matter was adjourned to 9 October 2020.