Qarase’s appeal dismissed

Laisenia Qarase
Former Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase’s appeal against conviction for abuse of office was today dismissed by the Fiji Court of Appeal.
Qarase was not in court because his flight from Vanuabalavu was cancelled due to the bad weather.
Qarase was sentenced to 1 year imprisonment by the High Court in August last year after he was found guilty of six counts of abuse of office and three counts of discharging his duty with respect to property in which he had a private interest.
He was released from prison early last month.