A verdict will be handed down this morning in the keenly watched Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud case.

The verdict will be handed via live stream due to public interest in the matter.

The hearing is expected to get underway at 10 am.

The Former superintendent of roads and works Sanja Elliot and several others were charged and brought before the Manchester parish court for involvement in the 4-hundred million dollar fraud scheme.

Elliot has been accused of being the mastermind.

The other six defendants are the Acting CEO David Harris, temporary works overseer Kendale Roberts, former bank teller Radcliffe McLean, Elliot’s wife, Tasha-Gaye Elliott, his mother Mrytle Elliott, and his former employee Dwayne Sibblies.

The Crown is alleging that Elliott, McLean and Sibbles over a 3 year period between 2013 and 2016, conspired to process fraudulent cheques drawn out of the bank account of the corporation.

The others were later arrested.

Sanja’s father Elwardo, a former co-accused, was freed of charges associated with the alleged conspiracy in January.

Nationwide will be bringing live coverage of the verdict at about 11:20 this morning.