Senior Resident Magistrate, Judith Pusey, is to rule today whether to dismiss the case against the attorney and family members of convicted Jamaican drug kingpin, Andrew Hamilton.

The five are accused of money laundering involving more than one billion dollars.

On Wednesday, defence attorneys urged the Magistrate to dismiss the case on the grounds that MOCA investigators acted prematurely in charging them.

They argued that local prosecutors have not been furnished with any material by the United States government to ground the charges against Hamilton’s family and his attorney, Dawn Satterswaite.

They pointed to the fact that nine months after the charges were laid, the material requested by local prosecutors is still outstanding.

The application was however strongly opposed by lead prosecutor, Carolyn Haye, who insisted that they have the evidence to try the accused.

She urged the Senior RM to set a trial date while they await the material from the Americans, who have applied for the seizure of Hamilton’s assets.

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