Accused Money Launderer Takes Stand

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Monika Arora is alleged to have unlawfully obtained $472,466 and disposed the cash for her and the benefit of others by forging Vinod Patel and Companies cheques and vouchers between 9th December 2005 and 2007.

SUVA – A former employee of a hardware company charged with money laundering and corrupt practices took the stand in the Suva High Court.

Monika Arora is alleged to have unlawfully obtained $472,466 and disposed the cash for her and the benefit of others by forging Vinod Patel and Companies cheques and vouchers between 9th December 2005 and 2007.

She told the court that she cashed the cheques on instructions from her superiors. She also said she did not prepare any cheques and vouchers.

Arora has pleaded not guilty to charges laid against her. She is also alleged to have offered $10,000 to the accountant of the company to stop all investigations.