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Closing Submissions In Former MP’s Case Set For November 18

He is alleged to have obtained financial advantages in breach of the Parliamentary Remunerations Act of 2014.
10 Nov 2022 09:31
Closing Submissions In Former MP’s Case Set For November 18
Former FijiFirst MP, Vijendra Prakash outside the Suva High Court on September 19, 2022. File Photo

The Anti-Corruption High Court of Suva will hear closing submissions next week in the case of former FijiFirst Member of Parliament, Vijendra Prakash.

Prakash is charged by the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) with one count each of giving false information to a public servant and obtaining financial advantage.

He is alleged to have obtained financial advantages in breach of the Parliamentary Remunerations Act of 2014.

Prakash is alleged to have falsely stated that his permanent place of residence was in Waidracia, Vunidawa, Nabuni, Naluwai, Naitasiri, and allegedly obtained $33,670 between August 2019 and March 2020.

The trial was presided over by the Anti-Corruption High Court Judge Justice Dr Thushara Kumarage.

Both FICAC and the defence closed their case calling several witnesses and exhibiting documents in support of their cases.

The matter will be called for closing submissions on November 18.

 

Feedback: ashna.kumar@fijisun.com.fj



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