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Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption Granted Time In Shameem Khan Case

"He is charged with one count of abuse of office and one count of general dishonesty causing a loss and appeared before Magistrate Deepika Prakash yesterday."
14 Feb 2019 09:50
Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption Granted Time In Shameem Khan Case
Fiji Revenue and Customs Service Director Intelligence Compliance and Investigations Shameen Khan outside Court on October 25, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

The Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption has sought more time from court to pro­vide the second phase disclo­sures in the case of Shameem Khan.

Khan was the Chief Ethical Standard Unit Officer and the Director Intelligence, Compli­ance and Investigations at Fiji Revenue and Customs Ser­vice (FRCS).

He is charged with one count of abuse of office and one count of general dishonesty causing a loss and appeared before Magistrate Deepika Prakash yesterday.

For the abuse of office charge, 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 Service (FRCS) made an arbitrary act for 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 general dishonesty causing a loss charge, it is 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 and he knew or believed that the loss would occur or there was a substantial risk of loss occurring.

Magistrate Prakash granted time and adjourned the case to March 6.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

Feedback: ashna.kumar@fijisun.com.fj


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