CUBAN LIGHT BULB TRIAL: Defence to make no-case submission next week
Livern Barrett, Gleaner Writer
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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