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Tavares Finson wants legal body to take action against DPP

Published:Friday | March 28, 2014 | 8:36 AM

Attorney-at-law Tom Tavares-Finson is calling for the General Legal Council to take action against the Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewellyn.



He says he is making the call because of comments she made following the court’s decision in the Cuban light bulb trial.



On Monday, Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey upheld a no case submission freeing former junior energy minister Kern Spencer and his former personal assistant Colleen Wright of corruption and money laundering charges.



In expressing her disagreement with the magistrate’s decision, Llewellyn described her ruling as unfortunate and maintained that sufficient evidence was presented to the court for the matter to proceed.



She also said the prosecution would have appealed the matter if the law allowed it.



Tavares-Finson says her comments are out-of-order and are an attack on the magistrate and the bench.



He says the comments should not be allowed to stand and is calling for action from the relevant authorities.



However, the DPP says Tavares-Finson’s claims are without merit.



Llewellyn says at no time did she attack the magistrate or the judiciary.



She says Tavares-Finson's comments are uninformed as he has not recognised the facts of the case.



The DPP says as a professional she respects the authority of the courts but disagrees with the decision of Senior RM Pusey.



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