Businessman Who Pocketed $34,000+ in PWD Scam Cops Seven-Year Jail Term

A businessman has been sent to seven years in prison for his part in a PWD scam alongside former PWD workers who are currently serving time.

Shalendra Kumar, the owner of Professional Stationery Services, appeared before Resident Magistrate Jeremaia Savou this week where he was handed a seven-year term after he was convicted of colluding with the former PWD workers and obtained more than FJD 34,000.

He was convicted of obtaining a financial advantage and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

For the second offense of attempting to pervert the course of justice, Kumar had created false company delivery dockets and back-dated them in an attempt they could be used as evidence to exonerate him. Kumar created these dockets while the criminal case against him was still pending in court.

Kumar will not be eligible for parole until he has served five years.

This marks the second successful case prosecuted by FICAC against those involved in the PWD Scam. It is understood that FICAC is pursuing three other PWD Scam related cases.

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