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March 14, 2014
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We are very disappointed - Tavares-Finson

Davina Henry, Staff Reporter

As news spread that Adidja Palmer, the self-proclaimed 'World Boss', was found guilty, members of the media congregated at the front of the courthouse as they awaited Tom Tavares-Finson's remarks on his client's guilty verdict.

A somber looking Tavares-Finson told THE WEEKEND STAR that they have accepted the verdict put forth by the jurors.

"Needless to say, we are very disappointed, but that's the nature of things in our system ... we are going to take some time to look at where the defence might have gone wrong. It has been a good process because it is a benchmark case," he said.

He also indicated that there is an appeal process which they will embark upon immediately, and will have to look back through the transcript to determine the grounds for appeal.

competent advisers

"Our success, because we feel like we had some success, rested on the fact that we operated as a team and we had highly competent advisers in terms of the technical and communication evidence."

Tavares-Finson, however, refused to comment on the judge's summation of the trial.

When questioned as to whether he was aware that there was an attempt to bribe a juror, Tavares-Finson told THE WEEKEND STAR that he knew nothing of that information.

Director of Public Prosecutions, Paula Llewelyn, however, confirmed to THE WEEKEND STAR that one juror had been arrested.

"The police have informed me that they have credible information which has caused them to commence investigations into the charge of attempting to pervert the course of justice ... all being well, either Friday or Monday the particular individual should be placed before the Half-Way Tree RM Court."


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