Former Post Fiji Limited Chairman Mahendra Patel and former Managing Director, Peni Mau have both been sentenced to jail for abuse of office.
Patel has been sentenced to 12 months in jail for allowing the purchase of the Seiko clock from Prouds, a company owned by him and failing to disclose his interest and relationship with the company.
|Tevita Peni Mau outside Suva Hugh Court|
And Mau has been sentenced to 9 months in jail for approving the purchase of the clock for $75,000 without following proper procedures and without the approval of the Post Fiji board.
Their lawyers immediately filed for an appeal and applied for bail but Justice Daniel Goundar denied it; they will start their prison sentences today at Korovou Prison.