Case of 3 Chinese nationals who pleaded guilty to theft adjourned for hearing today Tuesday January 17, 2017
The case of three Chinese nationals who pleaded guilty to theft, has been adjourned to today Tuesday January 17, 2017. Yulong Xie, Jianhui Wen and Yong Zhong were arrested and charged for theft of EC$104,705, being the property of the National Bank of Dominica (NBD), between July 5 and July 9, 2016.
The facts of the case were to have been presented to the court on January 13, 2017, followed by sentencing, but the prosecution asked the court for a few more days to deal with the matter.
State prosecutor in the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Karlita Benjamin, informed the court that the DPP, who has conduct of the case was not well, and requested more time.
Wayne Norde represents the men, and while he did not object to the brief adjournment, he told the court that the men have been committed to stand trial since November 2016, and had also given an early indication that they were going to plead guilty.
He asked the court to fix an early date of January 16, 2017, for the matter to be heard. Norde told the court they have been in custody since July 2016, and want that matter to be over”. The court adjourned the matter to January 17, 2017.
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