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Accused to know fate on March 9

Accused to know fate on March 9

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Bermudian WInston Robinson, Trinidadian Kent Andrews and Antonio ‘Que Pasa’ Gellizeau will learn their fate on March 9, as the prosecution’s case came to an end earlier this week,{{more}} in the largest cash bust case in the OECS.

Chief Magistrate Young, on Wednesday overruled a no-case submission that was put forward by the defence back in December 2011.

Gellizeau is charged with concealing on the Yacht “Jotobin” on April 5, 2008, at Calliaqua, property of US$1,733,463 (EC$4,628,346), which in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, represents proceeds of criminal conduct. He is also charged with bringing the money into St. Vincent and the Grenadines on the yacht.

Both Andrews and Robinson were charged with concealing US$1,733,463 (EC$4,628,346) on the yacht Jotobin on April 5, 2008 at Calliaqua, knowing or suspecting or having reasonable grounds to suspect, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly that the money represented another person’s proceeds of criminal conduct. They are also charged with bringing the money into St. Vincent and the Grenadines and for entering the country without notifying the Comptroller of Customs of the intended time of arrival.

Closing submissions for the prosecution will be furnished to the Chief Magistrate by February 6 and the defence will respond on February 24.

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