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Lord Tu’ivakano applied to remove charges

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 14/10/2019

Clive Edwards Sr who is representing Lord Tu’ivakano submitted an application to remove 9 of the 15 charges made against his client relating to the issuance of Tongan passports due to insufficient evident.

A ruling will be delivered on October 25th.

The 9 charges include money laundering and accepting of bribes by a Government servant.

Lord Tu’ivakano appeared before the former Lord Chief Justice on October and pleaded not guilty to all 15 charges, which included perjury, making a false statement, money laundering and accepting bribes, relating to the Tongan passports and other charges for possession of firearms and ammunition without a license.

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