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Bermudian's trial in St Vincent delayed

A Bermudian man accused of laundering a record-breaking $1.7 million cash in St Vincent has fallen sick in the middle of his trial, causing it to be adjourned.

Winston Franklin Robinson, who is aged in his 60s, has been in custody since his arrest in April 2008.

According to The Searchlight newspaper in St Vincent, the cash bust is the largest in the history of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States. The trial of Mr Robinson, of Sandys, began last month along with two other men accused in the case Trinidadian Kent Andrews and Antonio (Que Pasa) Gellizeau, of St Vincent and the Grenadines.

The prosecution, led by Senior Counsel Gilbert Peterson, sought an adjournment after Mr Robinson fell ill on Tuesday.

According to The Searchlight, 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.

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Published September 16, 2011 at 2:00 am (Updated September 16, 2011 at 9:23 am)

Bermudian's trial in St Vincent delayed

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