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Allyson Gibson Q C Answers Michael Foulkes MP

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The news is that Michael Foulkes MP was disbarred in the state of Florida for issues relating to services to clients.  He has never answered those allegations in the public domain, neither had the Prime Minister. Yet Mr. Foulkes stood up in the House of Assembly on Wednesday 1 November to accuse the former Attorney General Allyson Maynard Gibson of abusing her authority. Mrs. Maynard Gibson answered below:

STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO MICHAEL FOULKES BY

MRS. ALLYSON MAYNARD-GIBSON QC

2ND NOVEMBER, 2017

“I have never abused my authority as Attorney-General. Michael Foulkes is the last person who should accuse anyone of wrongdoing.  I have repeatedly said publicly that, as Attorney-General, I routinely exercised my discretion to sign a Nolle, having received the benefit of the written advice and recommendation of the DPP. Michael Foulkes should also take note of the DPP’s often reiterated statement that Nolles are issued where there is a constitutional issue (such as whether 10 years after charge a fair trial is possible) or an issue with the evidence (such as a key witness recanting his evidence). Finally, as other other Attorneys-General have already said, Attorneys-General, in good faith, routinely exercise their discretion, after receiving excellent written advice from the DPP and the other competent professionals at the Office of the Attorney-General.”

 

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