4 Apr 2014

Chaudhry decision expected today

7:07 am on 4 April 2014

Court assessors in Fiji are today expected to make a decision on charges faced by the Fiji Labour Party leader and former prime minister, Mahendra Chaudhry.

He has been facing charges with 3 breaches of the Exchange Control Act in the High Court in Suva.

The website Fiji Live had reported that the state counsel arguing Mr Chaudhry, as a former Minister of Finance, must have been aware of the laws he was bound by with regards to keeping foreign currency.

After the state called just one witness, a Reserve Bank official, Mr Chaudhry's lawyer asserted there was insufficient evidence to support the charges.