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Former Divisional Registrar West with the Ministry of Justice sentenced to 22 months imprisonment

Former Divisional Registrar West with the Ministry of Justice sentenced to 22 months imprisonment

By Dhanjay Deo
Thursday 23/01/2020

The former Divisional Registrar West with the Ministry of Justice has been sentenced to 22 months imprisonment.

Iosefo Rabeka was charged by FICAC with two counts of Obtaining a Financial Advantage.

He admitted to misappropriating $521.40 meant for the registration and issuance of Birth, Death and Marriage certificates between January and May in 2017.

Rabeka also admitted to misappropriating $2,201.80 which was, collected for court marriages between May 2017 and May 2018.  

Magistrate, Nayani Kasturirathne says Rabeka purposely manipulated the existing system in place to obtain a gain and that was a direct violation of trust that the general public has on that government institution.

 

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