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CUBAN LIGHT BULB TRIAL: Defence to make no-case submission next week

Published:Monday | March 3, 2014 | 12:33 PM

Livern Barrett, Gleaner Writer



KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Defence attorneys in the corruption trial of former junior energy minister Kern Spencer are to make their no-case submission next Monday as the five-year-old matter comes closer to a verdict.




This morning, attorney-at-law Debrorah Martin said the defence will be making the submission in writing, setting out why corruption charges against Spencer and his co-accused Colleen Wright should be dismissed.



The prosecution closed its case last Thursday after calling 20 witnesses and tendering 85 exhibits.



Martin says a copy of the no-case submission will be made available to the prosecution.



Prosecutors have indicated that they will respond in writing by March 18, when the five-year-old trial is scheduled to resume.



Spencer and Wright are charged with money laundering and illicit enrichment arising from the implementation of the Cuban light bulb programme.



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