Four of the co-defendants of former Urban Renewal Deputy Director Michelle Reckley were discharged today after Magistrate Ambrose Armbrister determined that he had no jurisdiction to hear the matter.
Armbrister threw out all of the money laundering charges for Kylon Vincent, 26; Stefanie Collie, 28; and Christopher Symonette, 57, noting that the statute of limitations had expired.
James Wildgoose whose name was on the docket, but was never arraigned in court, also had his money laundering case dismissed.
However, the fraud by false pretenses charges remain.
As a result, charges are still pending against Reckley, 50, who was charged with defrauding the government of over $1.2 million through the government’s Small Homes Repair Programme on Grand Bahama.
James Hall and Joseph Lightbourne also remain defendants in the case.
Armbrister told the court that he would not preside over charges he had no jurisdiction over as it would be an abuse of the court process.
The trial for Hall, Lightbourne and Reckley is set for October 21.
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