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Officer Faces Abuse Of Office, Dishonesty Charges Involving $4m

A 48-year-old man charged with one count of abuse of office and one count of gen­eral dishonesty causing a loss ap­peared at the Magistrate’s Court in Suva yesterday. Shameem Khan
26 Oct 2018 11:45
Officer Faces Abuse Of Office,  Dishonesty Charges Involving $4m
Fiji Revenue and Customs Service Director Intelligence Compliance and Investigations Shameen Khan outside Court on October 25, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

A 48-year-old man charged with one count of abuse of office and one count of gen­eral dishonesty causing a loss ap­peared at the Magistrate’s Court in Suva yesterday.

Shameem Khan appeared before Magistrate Deepika Prakash.

It is alleged that Khan, between January 1, 2016 and May 5, 2017, while being employed as the Chief Ethical Standard Unit Of­ficer and the Director Intelligence, Compliance and Investigations respectively at Fiji Revenue and Customs Services (FRCS) made an arbitrary act for the gain in abuse of his office.

This was preparing an investiga­tion report with false contents and preventing FRCS in obtaining rev­enue of $4,118,994.08.

For the second count, it was al­leged that between January 1, 2016 and May 5, 2017 Khan dishonestly caused a loss to the FRCS of a sum of $4,118,994.08. It is alleged that he knew or believed that the loss would occur or there was a sub­stantial risk of loss occurring.

Khan was released on a $2000 personal bond. He was ordered to have a $2000 surety bond as well.

Magistrate Prakash ordered Khan to surrender his passport and travel documents, not to change his residential address, not to re-offend and provide one surety for the next hearing.

The case has been adjourned to November 22.

Edited by Percy Kean

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