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Watson guilty on five counts

Watson guilty on five counts

| 04/02/2016 | 138 Comments
(CNS): The former chair of the Health Services Authority, Canover Watson (45), has been found guilty of two counts of conspiracy to defraud, one count of conflict of interest, one count of fraud on government and one count of breach of trust in relation to the nine week corruption trial over the lu [...]

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Jurors sent out in Watson case

Jurors sent out in Watson case

| 03/02/2016
(CNS): After a day and a half summarising the facts and evidence and directing the jury on the law in the crown’s case of corruption against Canover Watson, the former chair of the Health Services Authority Board, the judge sent them out to begin deliberations at 12:30 Wednesday afternoon. Justice [...]

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AIS owners question political not legal, claims QC

AIS owners question political not legal, claims QC

| 01/02/2016
(CNS): The issue of who was behind the local company that secured the lucrative hospital contract was a political issue and not a legal one, Trevor Burke QC said Friday, as he summed up the defence against corruption charges for his client, Canover Watson. He told the jury that the only reason tha [...]

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Crown: Watson defence ‘fanciful’

Crown: Watson defence ‘fanciful’

| 29/01/2016
(CNS): The deputy director of public prosecutions took just over four hours yesterday to summarise the crown’s case against Canover Watson for corruption in relation to a hospital contract. Patrick Moran described explanations given by the former HSA board chair for some of the incriminating evid [...]

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Evidence ends in Watson case

Evidence ends in Watson case

| 27/01/2016
(CNS): After almost two months in the courtroom listening to the CarePay corruption case, the jury has now heard all the live evidence that will be presented by both the crown and the defence. Canover Watson called just one witness Tuesday on his own behalf. This was to support his claim that he had [...]

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Watson battles to explain emails and documents

Watson battles to explain emails and documents

| 25/01/2016
(CNS): The former chair of the Health Services Authority continued to try and explain more apparently incriminating emails on Friday during another tough day of cross-examination about his alleged involvement with AIS Cayman Ltd. Explaining documents that appeared to show how he and his close frien [...]

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Watson denies helping Webb launder cash

Watson denies helping Webb launder cash

| 22/01/2016
(CNS): Canover Watson accepted under cross-examination in the CarePay corruption trial that he helped Jeffrey Webb, his friend and business partner, to create false documents to send to a US bank but denied helping him to launder money. Going through more documents recovered from Watson’s compute [...]

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Accounts ‘doodling’ incriminates Watson

Accounts ‘doodling’ incriminates Watson

| 21/01/2016
(CNS): Former Health Services Authority Board chair Canover Watson has been asked about a catalogue of apparently incriminating documents over the last few days, as the crown questioned him on the evidence it says shows he is guilty of corruption. But Watson claimed that a set of spreadsheets al [...]

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Jury asks for missing minister

Jury asks for missing minister

| 20/01/2016
(CNS): The absence of the former health minister, Mark Scotland, was queried Wednesday by members of the jury hearing the corruption case against the former Health Service Authority Board chair Canover Watson. While Scotland has been referred to throughout the trial, extensively so since Watson took [...]

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Watson: mistakes and debts explain evidence

Watson: mistakes and debts explain evidence

| 18/01/2016
(CNS): Canover Watson pointed to more mistakes by his PA and money owed to him by his business partner as the reasons for the apparent incriminating evidence against him in relation to the AIS Cayman Ltd hospital payment contract. Watson gave innocent explanations to the jury for a catalogue of wha [...]

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Hospital tender was only for BIC, claims Watson

Hospital tender was only for BIC, claims Watson

| 15/01/2016
(CNS): A request for proposals (RFP) for the hospital payment and verification system was only put out to public tender because the minister said it was politically prudent, as Brac Informatics Centre (BIC) had expressed an interest in the project, Canover Watson claimed in court Thursday. The forme [...]

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