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More delays plague the Cuban Light Bulb case

Posted: April 3, 2012

There has been another delay in the Cuban Light Bulb case.

The Corporate Area Criminal Court was told today (April 3) that the Presiding Magistrate in the case Judith Pusey, will be appealing last month's decision by the Judicial Review Court.

That court quashed a subpoena issued on DPP Paula Llewellyn to give evidence as a witness in the case.

The court also ruled that DPP Llewellyn could remain in the court while other witnesses give evidence.

The Cuban Light Bulb case is to come back before the court on June 8.

The date was set after the court was told that RM Pusey intends to appeal the Judicial Review Court's ruling that DPP Llewellyn will not testify in the case.

The defense in the Kern Spencer case wants DPP Llewellyn to testify about the discussions that took place in 2008 between herself and former co-accused now crown witness, Rodney Chin.

But, the DPP challenged the matter and the Judicial Review Court ruled in her favour in March.

Former Junior Energy Minster Kern Spencer and his co accused Coleen Wright are to face trial in the light bulb case, however, the case has been stalled until the appeals have been heard.

Spencer and Wright are charged with money laundering and fraud.

It is being alleged that they benefited improperly from the Cuban Light Bulb distribution programme, which was a country wide energy saving initiative.

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