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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Goundar allows withdrawals

From FICAC website
Written by Administrator | 15 April 2011

An Application for retrial and the presiding Judge to recuse him has been withdrawn from the Suva High Court this morning.

Tevita Peni Mau’s lawyer Devanesh Sharma sought the courts leave to withdraw the applications that he filed on Wednesday this week. He said that he was withdrawing in light of the sentence delivered yesterday by Justice Daniel Goundar.

Justice Goundar allowed the withdrawal and dismissed the applications.

Mau and Mahendra Motibhai Patel were both sentenced to 9 months and 12 months imprisonment respectively yesterday. They were found guilty on one count each of Abuse of Office. Mau was convicted for approving the purchase of an external Seiko clock for $75,000 from Prouds Fiji without following proper procedures and without the approval of the Post Fiji Board while Patel was convicted for allowing the purchase of the Seiko clock from Prouds, a company owned by him and for failure to disclose his interest and relationship with the company. At the time of the offence, Mau was the Managing Director while Patel was the Chairman of the Board.

On Thursday, Sharma and Hemendra Nagin had asked the court to consider releasing the men on bail pending an intention to file an appeal.

FICAC Prosecutor Madhawa Tennakoon objected to the application saying bail pending appeal can only be granted if an appeal was filed.

Judge Goundar refused the application stating that there is no appeal before the court and their application lacked justification for bail pending appeal. He added that he had only heard of their intension to file an appeal in the future.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

In a showcase judicial system -this is what a 'showtrial' judge looks like.

Anonymous said...

The whole Fiji judiciary is corrupt and full of shit.
Goundar, Shameem, Gaytes, all full of shit.
I'm really disappointed in you lot.
Supposedly educated but all your decisisons and judgements are pathetic and corrupt. A Class 1 kid in the village could probably do better.
It just shows that human beings left to their own devices always trend towards evil.
And that is the reason why we should have Democracy so that checks and balances are in place in order to stop this sort of idiotic behaviour coming from the judges in Fiji.
At this time I'd like to thank the Sotia ni solisona for their continued support of this illegal government and its illegal judges.
Kemuni na sotia, so wananavu sara na nomuni veiliutaki. Sa vakaraitaki sara tu ga qo vakamatailelevu vei kemuni ni o ni tamata ulukau.
Sa rauti kemuni tu ga na tauri dakai.
Ni kakua ni mai siova na via cicivaka na matanitu baleta ni sa qai boidada ga kina vakalevu na vanua lomani qo o Viti.
Kevaka ni tokona tko ga na Illegal government qo, o Viti e sa na qai boi dada ga vakalevu sara.
Someone once said "Only a fool thinks that he can keep doing the same thing and expect a different result".
Kena i balebale ya, kemuni na sotia, kevaka ni muri Voreqe tiko ga ka sega ni vakasuka tale na matanitu qo ena yabaki qo ( 2011) kena i balebale o kemuni na "fools".

Anonymous said...

It's just unbelievable how they can have the guts to "knowingly do the wrong thing".

Everyone who began with supporting Bainimarama in planning the coup of 2006 and stood by his side taking illegal orders etc and then were booted out have all come out to say the same thing:

We really thought we were doing the right thing or We thought we'd do the coup hand over to a caretaker govt. and have elections again soon but no, FB decided to be Saviour of Fiji!

Our response: Like daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

NOT ONE OF YOU IS GOING TO GO FREE!

Anonymous said...

GOUNDQR GO TO YOUR BOSS AG/DPP AND FAST TRACK Y P REDDY CASE AND DELIVER THE SAME JUDGEMENT,
I KNOW YOU WILL PUT MAHEN/QARASE/OTHERS BEHIND BARS BUT NOT Y P REDDY,
FICAC HAVENT INVESTIGATED Y P REDDY TAX FRAUD/SHARE TRANSFERS.
ALSO JOHN PRASAD/RADIO FIJI UP GRADE/BOSS AG /FAMILY RIAZ/AUNTY NUR BANO/UNCLE ZARIN ,
AG DO DEALS WITH TAPPOOS.
FLEXT YOUR MUSCLES.FICAC ON THE ABOVE .

elections now said...

Judge Gaynder is an immature egotistic not so smart judge who harbours illusions of grandeur in becoming the next CJ.

Anonymous said...

Keep it Goundar. Your action will only help wake up the people of Fiji and realise how corrupt you and your mates are. You will pay for this. Wonder how many days left before you are behind the bars. Better book your flight to Australia so you can use your australian PR status. PS. make sure you use some other travel agent then those five fijian's in India. Like to see you behind bars for something more then using fake ticket.

Daulotu said...

To you all soldiers pliz do remember that in all good things you do for your country there will be evil minded people who will go against you.
Please stand by your feet and fight for the truth and combat corruption in our beloved country -
YOU ARE THE PROUD OF OUR NATION

Anonymous said...

GOUNDAR YOU AND OTHER INDIANS ARE A DISGRACE TO THE INDIAN RACE .
WHO FOR MONEY /POWER SELL THEMSELVES.
OUR FIJIAN CHIEFS AND GOVT HAVE HELPED THE INDIANS FOR YEARS AND YOU PEOPLE HAVE LOST THE TRUST.
BANI/AG/YOU ALL WILL ROT IN HELL.

Sega na Lotu said...

Daulotu luvei Tuse ga o iko. Year the military is the PROUD of Satan...you vuli va vo

Anonymous said...

FICAC SHOULD INVESTIGATE AJIT KODAKODA CONFLICT OF INTEREST ATH BOARD.HE WORKS FOR C J PATEL AND OWN INK MOBILE.
ALSO A AGRO MARKETING CEO CAVU HAVE DEAL WITH NAUSORI/NZ BASED COMPANY DIRECTOR FARAH KABUSH.HE BUYS DALO/OTHER PRODUCE CHEAP FROM AGRO MARKETING. AND SEND IT TO HIS SON IN AUCKLAND.THEY MAKE MILLION AND HOPE PAYING TAX IN FIJI.
HE WAS PART OF NBF SCAM TOO.
FICAC CHARGE THEM.

Anonymous said...

Can FICAC please investigae Judge Daniel Gandu. he appears to have power way beyond his rights. this is the end of any foreign businesses investing in Fiji. Get used to eating noddles and fried rice cause the Chinese are coming.