UK Trial for Nigerian ex Govenor

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  1. Are we paying for his defence lawyers?
  2. Regardless, it seems like they are on track for a Full House:

    <<Conviction of Associates

    In London, where Ibori is being sought in the case of money laundering, the authority continued with the prosecution of his associates who were in the dock for helping Ibori to launder money.

    On 1st and 2 June 2010, UK juries found James Ibori's sister, Christine Ibie-Ibori[29] and his associate, Udoamaka Okoronkwo, guilty on counts of money laundering, in a verdict delivered at the Southwark Crown Court, London.[30]

    Mr. James Ibori, via his media aide released a statement questioning the validity of the verdict which he claimed absolved the two other women, Ms Okoronkwo and Adebimpe Pogoson who were charged alongside his sister.[31]

    The jury's verdict of 2 June 2010 however returned a guilty decision against Okoronkwo as well.[32]

    Chrstine Ibie-Ibori and Udoamaka Okoronkwo were each sentenced to 5 years in prison on Monday 7 June 2010 by the UK court even as the defense counsel pleaded for mercy that the convicts were merely manipulated by James Bori.[33]>>

    Source - Wiki
  3. Many thanks for that, the article wasn't forthcoming with an explanation as to the reasons behind the affair.

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