Log In

Reset Password

Witness denies working on job sites listed on cheques

First Prev 1 2 Next Last

The jury in a fraud trial was yesterday shown cheque stubs revealing another construction firm was paid irregularly for work done at Works and Engineering boss Kyril Burrows’ private home.

Allan Foote told Supreme Court his firm AD&T Excavating was hired in 2005 to work at Turkey Hill, the property Mr Burrows allegedly renovated with more than $553,000 of taxpayers’ money.

Mr Foote was shown cheque stubs revealing Works and Engineering paid him to work at “Prospects Depot”, “Co-Ed”, and “Parsons Road Conduit”.

Under questioning from prosecutor Susan Mulligan, Mr Foote said he had not worked on those public projects.

Asked whether he had raised concerns about this, the witness told the court: “Not really. I just got paid. That was it.”

Previously during the trial, John White has said his company J&M Construction was paid for work at Turkey Hill after submitting invoices to Works and Engineering.

Mr White claimed Mr Burrows told him Turkey Hill was a Government office; however cheque stubs showed he was actually paid for work on a string of public projects for which his company had no involvement.

Mr Burrows and his wife Delcina Bean-Burrows deny 35 charges between January 1, 2005, and December 31, 2009, alleging crimes of cheating, obtaining money transfers by deception, obtaining property by deception, money laundering and false accounting.

The trial continues.

Delcina Bean-Burrows and Kyril Burrows leave Supreme Court after hearing Allan Foote testify. Photo by Glenn Tucker )
Allan Foote allegedly gave construction workers jobs at Turkey Hill, he testified in court Monday in the fraud trial of Delcina Bean-Burrows and Kyril Burrow ( Photo by Glenn Tucker )

You must be Registered or to post comment or to vote.

Published March 27, 2012 at 9:50 am (Updated March 27, 2012 at 9:49 am)

Witness denies working on job sites listed on cheques

What you
Need to
1. For a smooth experience with our commenting system we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Additionally please clear both your browser's cache and cookies - How do I clear my cache and cookies?
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service
7. To report breaches of the Terms of Service use the flag icon