'It was no plea deal' ... Anju Blaxx attorney said there was just no evidence against him
Defence attorney K.D. Knight is insisting that Anju Blaxx did not enter into a plea deal with United States officials in order to have the case against him dismissed.
Knight, who represented Anju Blaxx, whose given name is Andrew Myrie, when he appeared before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court last week, said his client walked free from wire fraud charges in the United States on Monday because there was no evidence against him.
"There was no plea deal in North Dakota. There was no evidence to proceed against him," the attorney told THE STAR.
Charges against Anju Blaxx were dismissed in the United States on Monday after the prosecution there moved a motion for the case to be dismissed.
"Everything in our court has been dismissed. He has nothing left here," a North Dakota court representative told THE STAR.
The representative said that the case against Anju Blaxx was dismissed with prejudice because he pleaded guilty to a charge in Kingston last Friday.
Knight, meanwhile, told THE STAR that the US Government was simply unable to prove its case.
"It was a minimal charge against him here. He was not involved in any scamming, any money laundering or anything like that," Knight said.
""There was a charge against him over there but the prosecutor has basically said that the evidence is basically not there," Knight said. "That is why the case in North Dakota is dismissed and there is no evidence in Jamaica about him being involved in lottery scamming."
Anju Blaxx plead guilty in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Friday to aiding in the making of a false declaration to Jamaica Customs in 2013. He was fined $250,000.