Fiji's 'hanging judge' Daniel Goundar has put his Naroro Road property (close to Nazhat Shameem's house) on the market for $320,000 and is heading to Australia.
He has sold his green Camry to his cousin who owns Annan Motors for $17,000 and is expected to leave the second week of June to reunite with his family in Sydney.
He is purportedly going on study leave but reliable Court sources say he was asked to resign after the Bano case and after the illegal Prime Minister's office received two sworn affidavits from FICAC officers saying he was constantly in touch with FICAC prosecutor, George Langman, and FICAC consultant, Nazhat Shameem, each afternoon after the day's proceedings had ended - directing FICAC who to call, what questions to ask and what not to ask.
The concerned FICAC officers have the recordings on tape and to further save their butts have disposed affidavits with time, date and what transpired each day after trial when Goundar spoke on a speaker phone to those at FICAC.
The illegal Prime Minister's Special Investigation team also asked for phone records from Telecom to confirm what is alleged by the FICAC whistle blowers and the information they received corroborated what the whistle blowers were saying.
Insiders say Goundar was then confronted by the Special Investigation team (in February) after returning from holidays in Australia. At first he denied doing what was put to him but was forced to admit it when confronted with the voice recording and the phone records.
The Special Investigation team then prepared a report for Bainimarama with the recommendation he be removed.
Sources say Bainimarama then issued a letter to Goundar (mid February) to resign within three months or be sacked.
To save face, Goundar went begging to the Chief Justice Tony Gates, who asked him to submit a study leave application which would be approved for him to make a 'graceful' exit.
Gates has refused to process his application and Goundar became frustrated and in Easter took his family and settled them with his sister in Sydney Australia. He is now to join them in June.
We are advised Goundar has discussed other live cases with FICAC when they were being prosecuted (in effect coaching FICAC) and discussing with Nazhat Shameem how FICAC would argue the case on each day.
Insiders say that is why he overturned the Mac Patel assessors' decision of not guilty, because it was what Nazhat Shameem had told him to.
Sources say she then wrote his reasons for overturning the assessors' decision and also wrote the sentence, which was full on as far as corporate governance was concerned and as contained in the Nazhat Shameem drafted Crimes Decree.
Insiders say Goundar and Shameem are also yet to be investigated for interfering with a live appeal in the Kunatuba Court of Appeal case.