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Two Chinese nationals charged with bribery

17:07 Fri Oct 13, 2017

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Report by: Ana Ravulo

A director and a salesman of Tong Xin Auto Trade Company (Fiji) Limited appeared at the Nasinu Magistrates Court today charged with one count each of bribery by the Fiji Independent Commission against Corruption.

The director Xu Yufeng and salesman Qian Jin Sin appeared before Magistrate Sufia Hamza.

It is alleged that both the accused persons offered $200 to two officers from the Land Transport Authority to influence them in performing their duties.

The LTA officers were at the company site for a standard inspection when the alleged bribe was offered in exchange for approving license for inspection.

The LTA had referred this complaint to FICAC for investigation.

The FICAC Counsel appeared for prosecution and informed the court that the first phase of disclosures have been served to the accused persons.

The Magistrate informed both parties that the court needs an independent Chinese interpreter on the next call date so the charges can be read and translated to the accused persons.

The matter has been adjourned to next Monday for mention.

Both accused have been remanded.

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