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Three Fijian MPs charged to appear before Chief Magistrate
00:41 am GMT+12, 03/12/2020, Fiji

Three Members of Fijian Parliament have been charged by the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC)and are expected in court this afternoon.
 
FBC News can confirm that FICAC has filed charges against Opposition MP Salote Radrodro, Peceli Vosanibola and government MP Vijendra Prakash.
 
Prakash is charged with one count of giving false information to a public servant and one count of obtaining financial advantage. It is alleged that he obtained $33000(US$16,500) from the acting Secretary General to Parliament as allowances.
 
The government MP has been bailed for a sum of $5000(US$2,500), ordered not to re-offend and to surrender his travel documents to court
 
Radrodro, Vosanibola and Prakash are part of a group of MPs alleged to have claimed travel and accommodation allowances they were not entitled to.
 
It is alleged that these MPs breached the Parliamentary Remuneration Act 2014.
 
Also called in to the FICAC office in Suva this morning were MPs Simione Rasova and Ratu Suliano Matanitobua.
 
The matter came to light in May this year when Parliament Secretary General Viniana Namosimalua took the matter up to FICAC in relation to allegations of possible breaches of travel and accommodation allowances involving certain Members of Parliament.
 
FICAC had earlier confirmed receiving the complaint from the Parliament Secretary General.

SOURCE: FBC NEWS/PACNEWS


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