Criminal Court ‘C’ has freed former managing director of the National Port Authority (NPA), Matilda Parker and Christina Paelay, the entity’s former comptroller, on corruption charges of awarding a falsified wreck removal contract for US$800,000 to Denmar Martin Flomo of Denmar Enterprises. Madams Parker and Paelay were freed due to state lawyers’ inability to ensure the appearance of several witnesses, who were to testify against the defendants; thereby leaving the judge with no option, but to drop the multiple corruption charges against them. The grand jury’s indictment also alleges that Parker made fraudulent payments to co-defendant Deneah M. Flomo. The petition was heard and the Supreme Court on October 4, 2017, reminded the case and mandated the court to resume jurisdiction. Johnson to appeal the judgment to the Supreme Court.
Source: Daily Observer April 11, 2019 02:26 UTC