Qarase guilty, court finds


A High Court judge has found former Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase guilty of all the nine counts he faces and he has been released on bail pending sentencing.

The verdict and conviction was handed down moments ago by High Court judge Justice Priyantha Fernando.

The court will sit tomorrow to hear mitigation and a date for sentencing will be set.

Mr Qarase was unanimously found guilty yesterday by the assessors in the corruption trial.

This was for six counts of abuse of office, contrary to section 111 of the Penal Code Cap 117, and three counts of discharge of duty, contrary to Section 109 of the Penal Code.

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