21 Dec 2017

PNG's Paraka to launch 'biggest' lawsuit over fraud case

From , 4:03 pm on 21 December 2017

Papua New Guinea lawyer Paul Paraka insists that fraud charges against him are baseless.

Mr Paraka is at the centre of a fraud case regarding alleged illegal state payments of US$30 million to his law firm.

The case has engulfed the highest levels of government, although an arrest warrant for prime minister Peter O'Neill in relation to the case was last week quashed by the supreme court.

This week Mr Paraka failed in his bid to have proceedings against him stayed in the committal court pending the result of a national court case.

But Mr Paraka, who faces over 30 corruption-related charges, told Johnny Blades the matter is not over, and that he will file a lawsuit against those who advanced the allegations.

Paul Paraka

Paul Paraka Photo: PNGExposed