9 Aug 2012

New Qarase Fiji court case adjourned until November

1:11 pm on 9 August 2012

Fiji's jailed ousted prime minister, Laisenia Qarase, has been scheduled to appear in court today in another corruption-related case.

Qarase and two others allegedly conspired to transfer ownership and control of the extinct mataqali funds in 2002 without proper approvals of the Native Land Trust Board and the Fijian Affairs Board.

But Fijivillage reports that the High Court judge, Priyantha Fernando, won't hear the case because he had already heard the previous Qarase case.

Last week, Qarase was found guilty in an abuse of office case and imprisoned for a year.

The latest case has been adjourned until November the 14th for a pre-trial conference.