After the corruption trial and sentencing of Trinidad's former Prime Minister Basdeo Panday, there are now allegations that Trinidad's Chief Justice Satnarine Sharma attempted to interfere with the judicial process during Panday's trial. Trinidad's current Prime Minister, Patrick Manning, has told Sharma to resign or face charges.
From The Nation News...
TALES OF DECEIT and intrigue surfaced yesterday as Trinidad's Chief Justice Satnarine Sharma claimed there was a political conspiracy aimed at getting him out of office.
On Tuesday Prime Minister Patrick Manning told Sharma to resign or face charges with attempting to interfere in the recent trial of United National Congress (UNC) founder and former prime minister Basdeo Panday.
A defiant Sharma, however, yesterday protested his innocence of the charges being levelled against him by Chief Magistrate Sherman McNicolls, insisting that he would not be "hounded out of office, or bullied by the Executive into resigning when there is absolutely no justification for doing so"…
(full article at The Nation Newspaper)
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