By Grace Q. Bryant
The legal counsel for defendant Milton Weeks has filed a motion for advancement of case on the court’s docket at the Criminal Court ‘C’.
The defendants are Milton Weeks, David M. Farhat, Melissa A. Emeh, Elsie Dossen Badio, Kollie Tamba, Dorbor M. Hagba, Richard H. Walker and Joseph Dennis.
The defendants were charged with the crimes of Economic Sabotage, Fraud on the Internal Revenue, Misuse of Public Money, prop or Records, Theft/ illegal disbursement, public Money, Criminal Conspiracy, Criminal Facilitation and Theft of Property.
According to the legal counsel of Defendant Weeks prayed the court to advance on the docket this court for trial during the May term of court the above-mentioned case of multiple criminal charges brought against movant by Republic of Liberia so that Movant can enjoy his constitutional rights to speedy trial.
During the weekend, the legal counsel filed a nine-count document requesting that he is one of several defendants in the underlying Criminal action brought against him and the other defendants pursuant to an indictment obtained at the instance of the Government of Liberia from the Grand Jury of the court of Montserrado on June 3.
The legal counsel expressed that the honorable Court to advance the case on the docket for the May Term 2020 to ensure that the case is tried during this term of Court so that justice is dispensed without delay, fear and favor and movant’s constitutional right to speedy trial is protected and upheld.
The Movant further submits that the conduct of the Respondent to repeatedly indict, arrest and seek his detention on account of the self- same allegations and related charges without trial does not only violate his dignity and freedom of movement but also amounts to persecution and wanton disregard for his right to speedy trial for which this court should exercise its good and sound discretion to advance the case on the docket such that the prosecution can prove its case as movant can defend himself.