28 Jan 2015

Restrictions eased on Tahiti's Flosse

1:36 pm on 28 January 2015

The judicial authorities in French Polynesia have further eased some restrictions imposed on the disgraced former president, Gaston Flosse, who is charged over the alleged theft of china from the presidency.

Gaston Flosse

Gaston Flosse Photo: AFP

Flosse is again allowed to travel outside of Tahiti without seeking permission and he is again allowed to visit the territorial assembly.

However, he is still not allowed to use the office which the assembly president, Marcel Tuihani, made available to him after he lost office because of a corruption conviction last September.

Flosse has been charged with abusing public goods by having 70,000 US dollars worth of china from the palace delivered to his private residence and the office at the assembly.

Mr Tuihani has also been charged with receiving stolen property.

Until last week, he was banned from meeting Flosse as part of the terms of the investigation.