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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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