A former employee of a multimillion dollar investor on Santo has pleaded not guilty to criminal charges relating to damages and lost of properties.
Eilon Mass, a 40-year-old man from Israel was charged with one count of abetting and soliciting unlawful assembly and one count of inciting and soliciting theft.
Mass who is currently on bail pleaded not guilty to all the charges when he appeared before the Chief Justice, Vincent Lunabek, in Luganville Supreme Court this week.
He will return to court for pretrial on March 9 this year.
Mass who has been arrested more than once in relation to the case since the charges were laid against him last last year, is currently on the list to get deported, according to government authorities.
He has personally told the media he is planning to lay charges against several government agencies including police.
The case is the only reason why he is still in the country according to Police and Immigration officers.