Former Tongan PM

Former Tongan PM pleads not guilty to 10 charges

Lord Tu'ivakano's jury trial started on Tuesday in the Supreme Court.

The trial comes nearly two-years after Tu'ivakano was first charged.

He faces five counts of accepting a bribe as a government servant and one each for money laundering, making a false statement for the purpose of obtaining a passport and perjury.

The other two charges for possession of a gun and over 200 pieces of ammunition without a license.