Fijileaks: It is a default judgment and involved defrauding a client by fraudulently channelling the funds through Exchange and Finance (Fiji) to their Wasabi Investments in New Zealand by using the client's Reserve Bank approval fraudulently. Reserve Bank did not check where the money was actually going. It's also money laundering proceeds of crime. Both the sisters are lawyers and bound by ethics to act with honesty. A complaint against them was also filed in this matter but no finality. Is someone in the LPU on the rake and protecting them?
Why haven't the sisters been suspended?
From Fijileaks Archive:
3 July 2015: Reema Gokal to Renee Lal:
In March 2007 you sold my grandfather's house for $330,000. This money was put into your Trust Account. In August 2012 my mum and I made our very first trip to Fiji to demand [from] you for our trust funds.
We asked you to provide receipts of payments made to Ravi and what was left for me. You said yes to providing the above but as time went by you did not show us anything at all. You even told my mum at your office that over a $100,000 was left for me. You did not show it to us in writing. You had started lying to my mum as soon as we started demanding for our money. You had stole my money and you knew it and so you started telling all kinds of lies to hide that true fact. When we had meetings with you in your office you always looked very nervous and always avoided questions about our money. You never made eye contacts.
In September 22, 2012 me and mum left Fiji because you promised my mum that you would send my share of the money to India in 2 weeks. You told us that you were going to send a BANKDRAFT to India. My poor mum did not know at the time that you were a liar and that you were just bullshiting us.
As soon as we reached India your stories started to change, your behaviour became very unusual. You diverted our phone calls. Whenever my mum asked you to send our money you started making excuses and telling lies. For example, im in hospital, im going to NZ, but most of all im very busy today. You always said "Yes dont worry im making arrangements to send your money to India." You told us lies and lies all throughout 2013. You never sent our money. You even played around with our banker Ritesh Patel and told him many times that you were sending money to my account.
Ritesh told my mother that you were just cheating us and doing fraud. You sent emails to Ritesh and made fake phone calls. BUT AT THE END HE REALISED THAT YOU WERE A CHEATER AND THAT YOU HAD STOLEN OUR MONEY. HE UNDERSTOOD YOUR GAMES and explained everything to me and my mother.
In 2013 we started verbally abusing you because we knew that you were never giving our money. We were suffering so badly without money but you just did not bother. We called you so many times but you always diverted your phone. The whole of 2013 me and Ravi threatened you and verbally abused you very very badly but still you did not return our money.
You made a deed of settlement in Feb 2013 but it was all fraud. There was no mention about my money. The amount was not written in your deed and we did not understand all your rubbish as well. My mother became very upset and we were very helpless. YOU COMPLETELY STOPPED COMMUNICATING WITH ME AND MUM BY THE END OF 2013 AND THE WHOLE OF 2014.
In November 2014 me and my mum made our second trip to Fiji to demand [from] you for our money. Our community people in India had paid for our tickets and living expenses. You gave us a horrible time during this trip. You refused to see us at your office. The staff lied to us and always said that you were in meetings but u were just hiding inside your office room. You made us wait outside your office till late in the evening. Once inside your office you swore at me and verbally abused me and my mum. You always called my mum a "BITCH".
You told me straight to my face that you had stolen my money and that was the truth. You said that nobody in Fiji can make u return my money. You told us that THE LPU is a weak body and they cannot do anything to you.
My mother had to threaten you many times using the police because you just did not want to talk about my money. We had to force you to see us in your office. My mother demanded that you show us in writing how much was paid out to Ravi and what remained for me but you refused to provide paperwork.
You put $100,000 owing to me in the deed without a single explanation and without providing us with any accounts. WHERE THE HELL DID U COME UP WITH THE $100,000 FROM? HOW DID U DO THIS CALCULATION? You gave us so much stress and tension and you gave $20,000 to me and again you said that u will send the $80,000 as soon as possible.
As soon as we arrived back to India in December 2014 you completely stopped communication with us and you never sent the $80,000 to India. So again in March 2015 we came to Fiji for the third time to demand for our funds. This time you just hid from us and never showed us your face. You just did not want to face us any more.
You communicated with me over the phone only. You said that you will not return my funds because i had lodged complaints and your main excuse was FIJI LEAKS and my complaints to the PMs Office. This time you just left us by ourselves and we struggled and came back to India." Reema Gokal, copied to Fijileaks