Crown Loses The Stephen Wrinkle Case
sildenafil ed times;”>No surprise here, cialis canada the case had the then head of the Contractors Association on the front page in handcuffs. He was convicted of stealing electricity. Now it’s all reversed according to The Tribune of 21st May:
THE Court of Appeal yesterday quashed the conviction of a contractor found guilty of stealing electricity from the Bahamas Electricity Corporation.
The decision of Justices Anita Allen, Neville Adderley and Jon Isaacs came three months after former Bahamas Contractor’s Association president, Stephen Wrinkle, contested the magistrate’s ruling from January 2013.
Wrinkle has been on $2,000 bail for two years while awaiting the hearing of his appeal.
Justice Isaacs, who announced the court’s ruling on the matter, said the appeal was allowed because “we’re satisfied that the element of dishonesty was not made out … the crucial element of the charge”.
The judge noted that the panel’s reasons were set out in the judgment. However, the ruling was not available up to press time yesterday.
Wrinkle had been fined $1,000 and sentenced to a year in prison for dishonest consumption of electricity after being told that his actions between February and March 2011 were “inexcusable”.
Prosecutors alleged that he stole power for the Bayparl Building, Parliament Street, which he managed for Parliament Properties Ltd. Wrinkle had maintained his innocence from his arraignment in June 2011 to his conviction in January 2013.