Privy Council refuses appeal bid in Frank Smith case

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March 25, 2020

The Privy Council refused the Office of the Attorney General’s bid to appeal the acquittal of Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Senator Frank Smith on bribery and extortion charges. “Having considered an application for permission to appeal from the judgment of the Court of Appeal of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas dated 28th August 2019 in the matter between [the] Commissioner of Police (appellant) and Frank Smith (respondent) and having considered written submissions from the parties, we have agreed to report to Your Majesty as our opinion that permission to appeal should be refused because there is no risk that a serious miscarriage of justice has occurred in this case”, the Privy Council said.

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News date : 03/25/2020    Category : Court, Crime, Nassau Guardian Stories

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