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Suspended Fiji Revenue and Customs Service Chief Pleads Not Guilty To Alleged Fraud Charges

Khan was represented by lawyer Devanesh Sharma from R Patel Lawyers. FICAC was represented by acting deputy commissioner for FICAC and senior counsel Rashmi Aslam.
02 Aug 2019 14:06
Suspended Fiji Revenue and Customs Service Chief Pleads Not Guilty To Alleged Fraud Charges
Shameem Khan.

A suspended employee of the Fiji Revenue and Customs Service has pleaded not guilty to the charges of an alleged serious fraud case.

Suspended FRCS Chief Ethical Standard Unit Officer and the Director Intelligence, Compliance and Investigations Shameem Khan is charged by the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) with one count of abuse of office and one count of general dishonesty causing a loss.

He appeared at the High Court in Suva before Judge Justice Thushara Rajasinghe yesterday.

Khan was represented by lawyer Devanesh Sharma from R Patel Lawyers. FICAC was represented by acting deputy commissioner for FICAC and senior counsel Rashmi Aslam.

Justice Rajasinghe had fixed a temporary trial date in the matter to commence on March 17 and conclude on April 3, 2020.

The case was adjourned for a pre-trial conference to October 31. Bail for Khan was further extended.

Edited by Susana Tuilau

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