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NFP Candidate Charged For Conversion, Money Laundering To Appear In Court

Two men alleged to have deceptively obtained more than $120,000 from a 55-year-old woman’s trust account have been charged and will be produced in court today. The first accused is
01 Nov 2018 08:45
NFP Candidate Charged For Conversion, Money Laundering To Appear In Court

Two men alleged to have deceptively obtained more than $120,000 from a 55-year-old woman’s trust account have been charged and will be produced in court today.

The first accused is National Federation Party candidate and lawyer, 45-year-old Semi Jitoko.

Jitoko has been charged with one count of conversion and one count of money laundering.

For the first count of money laundering, the accused is alleged to have fraudulently converted more than $120,000 that was entrusted to his firm for safe custody under the victim’s trust fund to his own use and benefit sometime between July 2017 and June 2018.

For the second count of money laundering, the accused is alleged to have engaged directly or indirectly in transactions involving more than $120,000.

The second accused is the law firms 35-year-old accountant and faces one count of money laundering for allegedly engaging directly or indirectly in transactions involving more than $120,000.

The two will be produced at the Rakiraki Magistrates Court today.

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