22 Feb 2013

Chaudhry's tax case back in Fiji High Court in April

4:01 pm on 22 February 2013

The Suva High Court says it will hear the tax case brought against the leader of the now defunct Labour Party, Mahendra Chaudhry, in April.

FBC News says the prosecution has been given until March the 8th to file its response to the stay application laid by Mr Chaudhry's lawyer.

He faces three counts of violating tax laws dating back to a case brought in 2010 when he was charged with tax evasion and money laundering.

However in 2008 when Mr Chaudhry was the post-coup regime's finance minister, a special committee cleared him of all accusations of tax evasion.

Half a year later, Mr Chaudhry sued the Fiji Times for five billion US dollars for defamation for reporting his alleged breaches.