Bobongi back to court in August - Solomon Star News


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Bobongi back to court in August

29 July 2014

The trial on the case of the former Central Bank employee Philip Bobongi will resume in the High Court in August.

This is for the defence case to start.

Prosecution has already closed its case in early June after calling a total of 13 witnesses.

The former CBSI currency officer Philip Bobongi, 44, is standing trial for 38 counts of money laundering and two counts of larceny & embezzlement.

He allegedly stole more than $1.7 million of muted notes from the bank between 2007 and 2009 when the bank is in the process of destroying the notes.

Prosecution further alleged that Bobongi at different times deposited certain amounts into his Bank of South Pacific (BSP) Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) and that of his wife’s.

Bobongi also allegedly used part of the money to pay for properties and some of the muted notes were found in his brief case when police searched his house.

Wayne Ghemu and Sevuloni Valenitabua of Public Solicitor's Office represent Bobongi while representing the State are Crown Prosecutor Maito'o Hauirae and the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Ronald Bei Talasasa.