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Court reserves judgement in Harold Brady conviction
2012-09-26 09:18:53 | (0 Comments)
The Constitutional Court has reserved its judgment in the application by attorney-at-law Harold Brady, who is seeking to have his conviction for breaching the Commissions of Enquiry Act overturned.
The court heard submissions from Brady’s attorney Georgia Gibson-Henlin yesterday.
Brady was found guilty in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court last year and fined $500 or 10 days in prison.
He paid the fine.
Brady was brought to court because he refused to answer questions in the Dudus/Manatt Commission of Enquiry.
Brady figured prominently in the hiring of US lobby firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips purportedly on behalf of the Jamaica Labour Party at the height of the Christopher 'Dudus' Coke extradition saga.
In court yesterday, Gibson-Henlin argued that her client gave a valid reason for not testifying at the enquiry and as such his conviction should be overturned.
He had claimed lawyer-client privilege as a defence for refusing to testify at the enquiry.
Attorney-at-law Garth McBean, who represented the Crown, opposed the application and argued that the magistrate was correct in convicting Brady.
Source: The Gleaner/Power 106 News
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