Sunday, October 04, 2015
ATTORNEY-GENERAL and Finance Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has lodged a complaint with the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption in respect of some operational aspects of Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority.
The complaint was lodged on Friday.
In a press conference this afternoon, Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said FICAC subsequently sent out an investigation team to FRCA on Friday afternoon to seize some documents and computers.
"If you steal from the people of Fiji, if you take bribes, give bribes and conspire to cover it up, then you are going to be brought before the law," he said.
Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said the complaint was precipitated by the fact that they were given access to an email.
The email was said to have been sent by a senior officer of FRCA. Source: Fiji Times
Aiyaz Khaiyum's buddy Nalin Patel CONSPIRED with Mahendra Chaudhry to dupe FRCA about source of $2million in the Australian bank account
On 20 August 2012 Victor Lal wrote to Nalin Patel asking the following questions:
Did You/Pradeep read the contents of Harbhajan Lal's letter dated 9 September 2004, which is in direct contrast to the evidence you were presenting to FIRCA on his [Mr Chaudhry’s] behalf?
When was the first time you came into possession of Harbhajan Lal's letter?
From all the correspondence to FIRCA there are so many inconsistencies - the letter was written on 9 September and you chaps were still asking for extension on the 15 September.
Please note that I am not blaming you for anything but I need to ascertain certain facts
Three days earlier, on 17 August 2012, Victor Lal had written to Nalin Patel:
You may recall I contacted you regarding Mahendra Chaudhry's tax details. You neither acknowledged nor replied to my set of questions that I had sent you in 2008.
To date, I have not been able to locate Harbhajan Lal in Haryana, and now Justice Goundar's judgment quotes a letter from Delhi Study Group, which was never a part of your exchanges, on behalf Mr Chaudhry, with FIRCA in 2004.
I would be very grateful if you could comment on the attachment, especially with the Prime Minister calling upon accountants to take a more active role in the Constitution making in Fiji.
When did you submit that Harbhajan Lal letter dated 9 September 2004 to FIRCA that year?
Did you have a copy of the Delhi Study Group letter dated 12 October 2004 also but chose to submit the Harbhajan Lal one?
Look forward to hearing from you.