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Kern Spencer corruption trial resumes

Published:Friday | September 17, 2010 | 9:41 AM

The corruption trial of former junior energy minister, Kern Spencer, is scheduled to resume in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court in Jamaica today.

The trial was adjourned in April after the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Paula Llewellyn, sought a judicial review of a ruling by Senior Resident Magistrate, Judith Pusey.

The magistrate had ruled that the DPP provide defence lawyers with a statement about a meeting she had with former accused, turned crown witness, Rodney Chin.

On September 7, 2010, the DPP withdrew her request for the judicial review after the court found that RM Pusey made a request and not an order.

This then cleared the way for the resumption of the Cuban light bulb trial.

Spencer and his former personal assistant, Colleen Wright, are facing corruption and money laundering charges for allegedly benefiting improperly from the Cuban Light Bulb programme.