The trial against theft and money laundering accused, attorney-at-law Vonda Minerva Pile wrapped up today in the No. 5 Supreme Court.
The nine-member jury heard closing arguments from Senior Crown Counsel Krystal Delaney and from Pile, who represented herself.
Madam Justice Pamela Beckles will deliver her summation of the trial on Tuesday, June 4 after which the jury will deliberate to reach a verdict.
Pile is charged with stealing BDS$191,416.39 belonging to her former client, Anstey King, between April 29, 2009 and October 26, 2010 and engaging in the disposal of the sum being the proceeds of crime during that time.
The attorney, who has been in private practice for the past 27 years, has denied the charges.
Today Delaney, who prosecuted the case with Acting Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Anthony Blackman, told the jury the case against the accused lawyer reminded her of Halloween.
“All tricks and no treat,” Delaney said adding that it was now 2019 and King “ain’t got no land and ain’t got no money”.
However, Pile in her closing arguments said the Crown did not prove its case against her.
“Bring me the evidence to show that I disposed of the money belonging to Mr King . . . that I tief the money . . . you would expect them to bring something like that . . . . There is no such evidence, none whatsoever,” Pile submitted before the matter was adjourned.