Lands officials face corruption charges

Update: 2:01PM TWO Lands Department officials from Lautoka are facing corruption charges for allegedly falsifying documents to obtain money.

According
to FICAC, Peni Karasini Matasau and Jashinta Kumar have been charged with one
count of conspiracy to defraud and one count of general dishonesty for allegedly
conspiring to defraud the Lands Department of $300 earlier this year.

Ms Kumar is
also charged with two counts of fraudulent falsification of accounts
for allegedly changing a receipt made out to a tenant.

The case
has been adjourned to October 20.