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Bakani convicted of 5 counts of abuse of office

By SHALVEEN CHAND
Monday, June 23, 2014

Update: 1:45PM FORMER general manager of the iTaukei Land Trust Board was today convicted of five counts of abuse of office by the High Court of Suva.

Kalivati Bakani admitted to using extinct mataqali funds without the board's approval to finance Pacific Connex, an IT company belonging to Ballu Khan through Vanua Development Corporation Limited.

He admitted to transferring government grants for VDCL to banking institutions to help Pacific Connex with loans.

Bakani admitted to five counts of abuse of office and was convicted of the same.

He will be sentenced after co-accused Keni Dakuidreketis trial concludes.


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