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Court to decide on businessman fraud case

Published:Monday | April 28, 2008 | 12:00 PM

The prosecution should today decide whether it would be pursuing the multi- million-dollar fraud case involving East Kingston businessman Danhai Williams.



Williams along with six other persons are accused of defrauding the National Housing Development Corporation (NHDC) of $451 million.



The charges, which were laid in 2003, follow a year-long probe into financial discrepancies into the NHDC/Operation pride projects.



Mr. Williams is charged with 87counts of fraud.



The other accused are Karl Kirkland, Warren Sibbles, Donovan Hill, Eugenny Porter, Wayne Nash and Dwight Dawkins.



More than a month ago, prosecutors asked for an adjournment of the trial after revealing in court that two prime witnesses in the case could not be found.



The witnesses, engineer, Lloyd McLean and quantity surveyor, Gerald Tobias are believed to be overseas.



Both were employed to the NHDC and are reported to have signed off on the NHDC/Operation Pride projects.



The prosecution said its case could collapse without the two witnesses.