From the Courts
September 20, 2011
Que Pasa matter adjourned

The case involving the largest money haul in the OECS has been put on hold, as one of the men charged in the matter has fallen ill.{{more}}

The prosecution, led by Senior Counsel Gilbert Peterson, sought an adjournment in the matter, as accused Winston Robinson fell ill on September 13.

Robinson, a Bermudian, Trinidadian Kent Andrews and Anthony “Que Pasa” Gellizeau had returned to court that day, after the court heard the testimony of three prosecution witnesses on Monday, September 12.

Gellizeau is charged with concealing on the Yacht “Jotobin” on April 5, 2008, at Calliaqua, property of US$1,733,463 (EC$4,628,346), which in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, represents proceeds of criminal conduct. He is also charged with bringing the money into St. Vincent and the Grenadines on the yacht.

Both Andrews and Robinson were charged with concealing US$1,733,463 (EC$4,628,346) on the yacht Jotobin on April 5, 2008 at Calliaqua, knowing or suspecting or having reasonable grounds to suspect, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly that the money represented another person’s proceeds of criminal conduct. They are also charged with bringing the money into St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Winston Robinson was also charged with entering SVG without notifying the Comptroller of Customs of the intended time of arrival.

Chief Magistrate Sonya Young granted the adjournment and told both defence and prosecution that they will be notified when the date is set for the continuation of the trial.

All charges are denied by the men.

Trinidadian Theodore Guerra, St. Lucian Alberton Richelieu and Stephen Williams are counsel for the defendants.