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Nothing criminal in Hanna's actions — lawyers

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Lawyers representing Member of Parliament Lisa Hanna say there is no criminal culpability on the part of their client and vowed to vigorously defend Hanna's “unblemished” character.

The attorneys-at-law, KD Knight and John Junor from the law firm Knight, Junor & Samuels, in response to the Office of the Contractor General's (OCG) tabled report concerning the operations of the St Ann Parish Council and South East St Ann constituency, said that based on preliminary reading there is also no criminal culpability of other persons named in the report.

According to Knight and Junor, the alleged maladies complained of would be applicable to every constituency and parish council division in the island and that it is “ridiculous to contend that a Member of Parliament can recommend any constituent except one of his or her own political party to be the beneficiary in a work programme”.

With this, the attorneys stated that allegations of corruption in the OCG's 554-page report are without foundation.

The OCG yesterday recommended that criminal investigations be pursued into a possible conspiracy between Hanna's constituency office, the St Ann Municipal Corporation and contractors to defraud the Government of Jamaica.




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