MLAs’ ex-PA denies robbery charges

| 16/05/2016 | 0 Comments
Cayman News Service

Cayman courts, Grand Cayman

(CNS): A woman who worked as a personal assistant to George Town MLAs Roy McTaggart and Winston Connolly when they were both still under the C4C political grouping has denied three counts of robbery and one of possessing an imitation firearm. When she appeared in Grand Court Friday, Christine Rae Smith (36) pleaded not guilty to the four charges relating to a robbery at a nail salon in George Town last July. She is now expected to stand trial in October. The crown claims that she committed the robbery with Paul Myles (38), who pleaded guilty last year.

They are accused of taking around $1,000 in cash, three phones and a watch from three people at the salon in Godfrey Nixon Way at gun point.

Following her arrest last year, Rae-Smith was sacked by her politician bosses, who have since closed the office as they are no longer under the same political umbrella. In January McTaggart joined the main government party, the Progressives, while Connolly crossed the floor and left the government benches.

Rae-Smith won a recent tribunal ruling against McTaggart and Connolly but she had already reportedly been given a payout that amounted to more than that rule by the tribunal.

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