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Former Ministry Of Education Staff Accused Of Obtaining $340K

The Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) has charged a former employee of the Ministry of Education with fraudulently obtaining over $340,000. Rahul Ravikash Kumar appeared at the Anti-Corruption Court
02 Apr 2021 10:00
Former Ministry Of Education Staff Accused Of Obtaining $340K
Rahul Kumar outside the Anti-Corruption Court in Suva on April 1, 2021. Photo: Ashna Kumar.

The Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) has charged a former employee of the Ministry of Education with fraudulently obtaining over $340,000.

Rahul Ravikash Kumar appeared at the Anti-Corruption Court in Suva before Magistrate Jeremiah Savou yesterday.

Kumar is charged with one count each of obtaining financial advantage by deception, unauthorised modification of data, and 56 counts of money laundering.

It is alleged that Kumar allegedly obtained $341,981.81 from the Ministry of Education’s account and fraudulently transferred the funds into his BSP bank account and another account between 2017 and 2019.

Anti-Corruption Court Magistrate Savou granted bail to Kumar on the assurance of his two sureties with a bail bond of $10,000 each.

He also ordered Kumar to:
-Surrender his passport to the registry,
– Not to reoffend,
– Not to interfere with any of the State’s witnesses,
– To report to the FICAC office once a month commencing from April 9

A stop departure order has also been issued on Kumar by the court. The matter has been adjourned for mention on May 11.

 

Feedback: ashna.kumar@fijisun.com.fj



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