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Who is Lepani Rabo?

Saturday, February 23, 2008

LEPANI Rabo has worked as an auditor for the Fiji Islands Revenue and Customs Authority since 1989.

He joined the then Inland Revenue Department as a tax auditor and rose through the ranks to become the Chief Auditor - Risk and Compliance Division.

Before he joined Inland Revenue, he worked as an auditor in the Co-operatives Department.

During his career, Mr Rabo conducted several investigations including an inquiry which forced the removal of corrupt officials from the tax office.

He was handed files of interim Prime Minister Mahendra Chaudhry by former FIRCA chief executive Tevita Banuve.

Mr Banuve was forced out of office from FIRCA after the coup of December 5, 2006.

Mr Chaudhry's file was later passed on to former FIRCA general manager Risk Compliance, Joseva Leano.

Mr Leano was also dismissed from FIRCA.

Mr Rabo was ordered to return the file on August 22, 2007 only hours before he was suspended for swearing at a colleague.

One month later, his employment was terminated on the same charge.

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