Former Opposition MP Salote Radrodro to serve 24 months in prison; remaining six months suspended

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Former Fiji Opposition MP Salote Radrodro has been sentenced to 30 months imprisonment by the Anti-Corruption Division of the High Court in Suva.

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

High Court judge Justice Dr Thushara Kumarage found her guilty of the charges on 06 September, 2022.

Justice Kumarage handed her an aggregate sentence of 30 months, with 24 months to be served in custody and the remaining six months suspended for five years.

Radrodro was a fortnight ago found guilty of fraud.

Radrodro as an MP had falsely stated that her permanent residence was in Namulomulo village, Nabouwalu, Bua, and stole $37,920 (US$18,960) between August 2019 and April 2020.

She was however found to have been residing in Tacirua Heights.

SOURCE:FIJI TIMES/PACNEWS