Conspiracy verdict expected today

Port Vila Supreme Court is expected to make its ruling on Pepite and others conspiracy charge to defeat the course of justice today.

Judge told the court last week that lawyers of the former MPs have to make their final submissions this morning and then he will release his ruling.

The trial took two weeks before ended up last Friday with the retrial of witnesses of complainants and the defendants.\

The former MPs are already serving 3 years in jail for bribery of official. The penalty of conspiracy is seven years.

Among the former MPs only Moana Carcasses, Serge Vohor and Steven Kalsakau are not implicated in the case.

Under the bribery charge, the former MPs have already spent 10 months in jail.


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