Ex-ministry employee pleads guilty
A former Temporary Relieving Packer with the Fiji Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Services appeared at the Suva Magistrates Court yesterday and admitted to engaging in corrupt practices.
Vasiti Tabuakuro was charged by the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) with one count each of Obtaining a Financial Advantage and General Dishonesty – Causing a Loss in June 2020.
She pleaded guilty to both charges against her and admitted to obtaining $4050.45 as a result of her conduct, as well as causing a loss to the Ministry of Health of the same amount. The matter was adjourned to August 27, 2020 to check on mitigation and sentencing submissions.