17 Sep 2018

Australian businessman accused of bribing Nauru officials

5:28 am on 17 September 2018
Nauru phosphate cantilever

The Nauru phosphate cantilever. Photo: Supplied/ Nauru Government Information Department

An Australian businessman with extensive interests on Nauru has been charged with conspiring to bribe officials there.

The Australian Federal Police last week charged Mozammil Gulamabbas Bhojani with one count of conspiracy to bribe a foreign public official.

The ABC reports that Mr Bhojani is accused of providing two Nauruan officials with more than $US70,000 in exchange for favourable phosphate shipments for his company.

Mr Bhojani is the director of Radiance International, which specialises in trading rock phosphate.

He is due to appear in court again in November.