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Frank Smith at a previous court appearance.

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UPDATED: Frank Smith acquitted of all charges

FORMER PLP Senator Frank Smith was acquitted of all charges in his bribery and extortion trial on Friday, after the chief magistrate found that a case had not been made against him sufficiently to require her to compel him to answer to the allegations.

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Calls made from Frank Smith’s phone when he was in custody

JUST over 30 calls were made by former PLP Senator Frank Smith’s cell phone to the virtual complainant in his bribery and extortion trial, but during the time the former was in police custody over the allegations.

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Minister met Smith accuser

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames yesterday admitted to meeting with the virtual complainant in Frank Smith’s bribery and extortion trial ahead of a police investigation into her claims, something counsel for the accused claimed amounted to “political interference”.

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Dames to testify today in Frank Smith trial

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames is expected to give sworn testimony today in former Progressive Liberal Party Senator Frank Smith’s bribery and extortion trial, it was revealed yesterday.

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Crown attorney in Frank Smith trial concedes call log discrepancies

THE Crown's lead attorney in the Frank Smith bribery and extortion trial, Edward Jenkins, QC, conceded Friday there are discrepancies between the call logs of virtual complainant Barbara Hanna and Mr Smith’s phone bill.

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‘Minister’ linked to police in Smith trial

A WRITTEN statement submitted by Assistant Commissioner of Police Paul Rolle in the ongoing Frank Smith extortion and bribery trial could lead to at least one current government minister being called before the court.

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Delay over documents in Frank Smith trial

THE trial of former Public Hospitals Authority Chairman Frank Smith was adjourned yesterday due to a delay in the submission of court-ordered documents from unnamed government agencies.The decision was made by Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt f

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Judge orders document chase in Frank Smith corruption case

A SUPREME Court judge has given six government agencies two weeks to turn over “any and all” documents pertaining to controversial Crown witness Barbara Hanna and her cleaning company to counsel involved in former PLP Senator Frank Smith’s bribery and extortion trial.

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Smith trial to resume next week

FORMER PLP senator Frank Smith’s bribery and extortion trial will resume in a week’s time after revelations the virtual complainant’s health has improved to a level suitable enough for her to continue giving testimony.

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Sicknote stalls Smith trial

FORMER Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Senator Frank’s Smith bribery and extortion trial was yesterday adjourned for almost two months after revelations the virtual complainant would be unavailable to give testimony for several weeks.  

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Smith trial delayed by lack of stenographer

THE trial of former Progressive Liberal Party Senator Frank Smith’s multiple extortion and bribery related charges was adjourned to today due to the unavailability of a stenographer.


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