Corruption trial - Justice on long finger

From bankers to politicians and developers, our legal system has an inexcusable history of putting justice on the long finger. The collapse of the corruption trial involving businessman Jim Kennedy and three former councillors is the latest example of this national failure.

Due to the medical condition of chief State witness Frank Dunlop, the DPP is not pursuing the case. Ironically, having served 13 months in jail, Mr Dunlop is now the only one left with a corruption conviction.

It is also ironic that having denied all allegations of corruption, the defendants have now effectively been denied the opportunity to clear their names.

With serious questions left unanswered, a jaundiced public can be forgiven for wondering how many more times justice will be denied because it is delayed.

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