Lawyers Defiant As Probe Against Reid, Co-accused Enters New Phase

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The Attorney representing Professor Pinnock, Hugh Wildman, told the Court today that the arrest of his client and former Education Minister Reid is a bid by a number of investigators to revive someone’s failing political fortunes.

The Attorney told the Court that the investigation is a clear case of ‘the hand of Esau and the voice of Jacob’.

There was applause in Court when Mr. Wildman made the statements.

A Policeman in Court responded by threatening to clear the section of the Court room where the applause was heard.

Presiding Judge, Vaughn Smith, told Mr. Wildman to stick to the law during his presentation to the Court.

Mr. Wildman spoke to the media shortly after Court ended.

He was asked whose failing political fortunes he had alleged the case against Reid is being used to revive.

Mr. Wildman also told the Court that the warrant which was used to search Professor Pinnock’s home in Hellshire was illegally executed.

Hugh Wildman, Attorney for the embattled President of the CMU, Professor Fritz Pinnock, speaking this afternoon with Nationwide News.

Meanwhile, Carolyn Chuck, who is representing the fired former education Minister, Ruel Reid, says her client denies the allegations that have been made out against him, in the multi million dollar CMU fraud case.

Miss Chuck is welcoming the decision to offer Mr. Reid bail.

Miss Chuck says it’s curious that media personnel with cameras appeared to accompany the Police to the scene when the move was being made to arrest Reid and his co-accused.

The Attorney says what’s also curious is the decision by investigators to swoop down on Mr. Reid’s house at 5:00 yesterday morning.

Carolyn Chuck, Attorney for former Education Minister Ruel Reid, speaking this afternoon with Nationwide News.






Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.


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