State’s Appeal in Bus Case Adjourned

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Tuesday 12th March, 2019-The appeal hearing in a case involving three former government ministers in the UPP administration was adjourned when it came up for hearing today.

The case is in relation to three Daewoo Buses that were allegedly converted for personal use by the trio.

Harold Lovell, Jacqui Quinn and Wilmoth Daniel were charged in 2016 with fraudulent conversion, larceny and corruption. The buses, valued at more than $600,000 were donated to the government by the Korean Government, but allegations are the three former MPs converted the vehicles for their personal use and registered them in their names, while in office.

In 2017, the matter was dismissed by Magistrate Conliffe Clarke. But the DPP Anthony Armstrong filed an appeal.

When the matter came up for hearing today it was revealed that the DPP is out of state and as such, the matter cannot proceed. Additionally, the accused only filed responses to the appeal on Monday.

All parties will return to the Appeals Court on June 30th, 2019, the new hearing date.