24 Nov 2014

Three Fiji executives to be sentenced today

11:00 am on 24 November 2014

Three former executives at Post Fiji will be sentenced today in the Suva High Court, following their convictions last week.

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Photo: RNZI Sally Round

The former Managing Director, Peni Mau, was found guilty of extortion and the then General Manager, Dhirendra Pratap, was found guilty of giving false information to public officers.

The former chairman, Mahendra Motibhai Patel, who was tried in absentia, was found guilty of Abuse of Office.

Fiji Broadcasting Corporation reports the men are back in court for sentencing today.

The court found that the three men conspired to pay Mau over $50,000 US dollars on his resignation in 2007 as well as over $12,000 US dollars in gratuity, without consulting the Post Fiji board.

False records were shown to government auditors who scrutinised the company's finances.

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