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Kern Spencer Trial: No reasonable tribunal would convict, says attorney KD Knight  

Monday, March 24, 2014 | 11:44 AM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Both defence attorneys, KD Knight and Deborah Martin in the fraud and money laundering charges against former junior energy minister Kern Spencer and his personal assistant Coleen Wright Monday morning expressed extreme confidence that the case would have been thrown out.

The court had a few moments earlier upheld a no-case submission against the two accused.

“We knew that no reasonable tribunal would convict on the evidence presented,” Knight said immediately after the court’s ruling.

“All along, based on what was disclosed there is no way that the Prosecution could have secured a conviction,” added Martin, Spencer’s attorney.

Spencer, a former People’s National Party (PNP) Member of Parliament for North East St Elizabeth was accused of taking funds for the distribution of energy-saving light bulbs, a gift from the Cuban government, and putting the money to his personal use.

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