Fraud trial continues as jurors are shown construction firm’s paperwork
The jury in a fraud trial spent most of yesterday observing paperwork showing how a construction firm was paid after allegedly renovating a private home with hundreds of thousands of taxpayers’ dollars.
Construction boss John White was repeatedly asked by prosecutor Kirsty-Ann Kiellor whether his company had carried out work as described on Works and Engineering cheque stubs; he repeatedly replied no.
The prosecution alleges former Works manager Kyril Burrows stole Government cash to pay Mr White’s J&M Construction for work done at the home he shared with his wife Delcina Bean-Burrows in Turkey Hill, St George’s, in 2006.
Mr White has said Mr Burrows told him the house was a Government office.
Mr Burrows, 48, and Mrs Bean-Burrows, 49, are accused of defrauding Government of more than $553,000 between them.
They have pleaded not guilty to 35 charges between January 2005 and July 2008, encompassing allegations of cheating, obtaining money transfers by deception, obtaining property by deception, money laundering and false accounting.
The trial continues.
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