Anticipating The Verdict Of The Alleged L$16 Billion Financial Crime Against The Liberian People

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THE DEFENSE LAWYER in the L$16 billion economic sabotage, theft of property and misuse of public funds case involving the four ex-CBL officials, David Farhat, Elsie Dossen-Badio, Kollie Tamba and Miton Weeks, Counselor Abraham Sillah, has argued that his client, Milton Weeks, did not conspire or connive with Crane Currency or any other co-defendant to steal any amount of the banknotes printed by the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL).

THE DEFENSE COUNSELLOR has argued in court that to play the blame game and divert the attention of the Liberian public from the actual amount does not exist in the real world of the CBL’s interaction with Crane Currency, saying the allegation is a smear campaign by the prosecution in the notorious mismanagement of the country’s money.

ANOTHER OF THE defense lawyers, former Chief Justice, Gloria Musu Scott, has further argued that the prosecution has failed to establish conspiracy to the call log, noting that evidence should prove that the accused fraudulently converted the money into their own use. She has thus asked that the court set the defendants free by restoring their rights.

THE STATE PROSECUTION, headed by Solicitor General Syrenius Cephus, however said the court should convict the defendants because they conspired to take the L$2.6 billion in question, arguing that the state has provided the best evidence to the court, contrary to the claim of the defense lawyers.

THE LIBERIAN PEOPLE anticipate the Tuesday, August 25, 2020 verdict of the Judge of Criminal Court “C”, Yamie Gbeisay: conviction or acquittal, in arguably the biggest financial scandal in the post-war years but the worse in terms of its effect on the economy and the livelihood of the Liberian people.

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