MAN ACCUSED OF STEALING HEALTH FUNDS APPEARED IN COURT

Assault cases in court today. Photo: SIBC

Assault cases in court today. Photo: SIBC

A man accused of stealing $7.3 million of a $10 million health fund has appeared in the Honiara Magistrates Court.

He is 45-years old John Biliki, from Choisuel Province who is the second accused involved in the $10 million scandal within the Ministry of Health and Medical Services.

The Governments of Australia and New Zealand had contributed the major portion of the health fund.

Biliki is charged with 15 counts of false pretence and 15 counts of money laundering and stealing $7.3 million from the
government.

Solomon Star newspaper reports the first accused, a taxi driver, who had been described as a toy boy in the scandal, is now serving a two and a half years jail at Rove Prison in Honiara following his guilty plea of two counts of false pretence.

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