FORMER CEO of the then Fiji Audio Visual Commission (FAVC), Taniela Bolea, was yesterday sentenced to 10 months imprisonment.
Bolea was convicted of four counts of abuse of office.
His sentence, however, will only be activated once police arrest him because he has absconded bail.
In passing sentence, Magistrate Shagit Somaratne said the only ground of suspending the sentence was the accused's previous good record.
"But by acting in this manner, the accused has breached the trust placed by his employer as well as the public," Mr Somaratne said.
"Also by absconding from the trial and not attempting to make full reparation, the accused showed clearly that he has no remorse for his actions."
Mr Somaratne said with Bolea's previous record, an immediate custodial sentence was warranted.
Bolea failed to follow the correct procedures when he approved his own business visa card totalling $7248 and $4286 between January 12, 2001 and April 8, 2004.