Former Small Claims Tribunal Clerk Charged

Media Team   |   29 Oct 2020

A former Small Claims Tribuanl Clerk was produced in the Nadi Magistrates Court this afternoon on a corruption related offence.

Sachin Asre was charged by the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) with one (1) count of Obtaining a Financial Advantage.

He is alleged to have advised claimants at the Small Claims Tribunal that he would make arrangements for the service of their claims to respondents and obtained $490.00 FJD from them, which he was not eligible to receive.

This offence is alleged to have happened between May and November 2019.

FICAC State Counsel Mr Darren Hickes appeared for Prosecution and informed the Court that first phase disclosures had been served.

Resident Magistrate Nilmini Fernandez released the Accused on bail and issued a Stop Departure Order accordingly.

The matter was adjourned to 18 January 2021.