Plea deferred for duo on fraud charges
Two men facing alleged fraud charges will take their plea next week.
Rajat Maharaj and Biren Lal appeared before Judge Justice Vinsent Perera at the High Court in Suva yesterday.
Maharaj is facing 14 counts of money laundering and his coaccused Lal is facing 26 counts of fraudulent falsification of account
involving $647,000.76. Maharaj was represented by lawyer Tirath Sharma and Lal was represented by lawyer Jiten Reddy.
Prosecutor from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions Mezabeen Khan told the court that all the disclosures in the matter were filed and served and the matter was listed for plea. Justice Perera adjourned the matter to September 3 for plea to be taken before the presiding judge for the matter, Justice Thushara Rajasinghe.
Bail for Maharaj and
Lal was further extended.
From left, Biren Lal and Rajat Maharaj outside the High Court in Suva.