The former politician caught up in the $400,000 fraud involving the Ghanian businessman and lawyer, Renee Lal, is in Suva's Colonial War Memorial Hospital after a beating by military.
Ben Padarath was admitted with burns caused by hot water used by military during his interrogation at the Queen Elizabeth barracks earlier this week.
Padarath was taken in on Wednesday, along with two other people - one of them named to Coupfourpointfive as the former deputy leader of the Fiji Labour Party, Poseci Bune.
Coupfourpointfive has confirmed with key sources that Padarath is recovering in CWMH, but we're not sure yet why he was interrogated.
Padarath has in recent weeks been exposed of using Frank Bainimarama's name to fleece tousands of dollars from a Ghanian businessman.
However, it's being suggested he and the other two me were hauled in for discussing the 'toppling' of Bainimarama and the illegal attorney general, Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum, when rumours were flying last year.
Padarath is believed to have been at the heart of the rumours because of his closeness to the deposed land commander, Pita Driti, who has, of course, been sidelined by the regime.
Coupfourpointfive has also been told the military searched Padarath's Suva home this week for certain documents.