August 28, 2019
Former Progressive Liberal Party Senator Frank Smith outside court yesterday with former Prime Minister Perry Christie after the Crown’s appeal against Mr Smith’s acquittal on bribery and extortion charges was rejected. Photo: Shawn Hanna/Tribune Staff
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THE Court of Appeal has unanimously rebuked the Crown’s appeal of former PLP Senator Frank Smith’s acquittal of multiple bribery and extortion charges, marking the state’s second loss in what PLP supporters have called a political “witch hunt” against him.