Former General Manager of Melia Braco, Dimitris Kosvogiannis is now considering a civil case for malicious prosecution after he was freed of a financial crime charge in the St. Andrew Parisch Court.
Prominent businessman and hotelier, Dimitris Kosvogiannis, was freed of allegations that he breached the Jamaica’s Revenue Act when the charge against him was dismissed in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Friday.
Prosecutors had sought an adjournment of the case, but the judge responded positively to a submission from defence attorneys, Peter Champagnie and Christopher Townsend, that absolutely no evidence existed to support the criminal charge.
In February, Kosvogiannis was freed of allegations that he obtained credit by means of false pretence. Those charges were dismissed when prosecutors conceded that evidence of a breach of the law of the land was lacking and basically non-existent.
The development in court on Friday means all the charges which were levelled against Kosvogiannis have been dismissed.
The charges reportedly stemmed from a situation where due to variables between Greek and English linguistics, a ‘K’ was used in some instances to spell ‘Kosvogiannis’ surname, and in other instances, the letter ‘C’ was used.
Commenting on the development, Kosvogiannis said:
“I have from day one denied wrongdoing, and been clear that these charges were due to a malicious and devious attempt to sully my name. I am grateful to the court and my attorneys for recognising the charges for what they are. I hope no other individual in Jamaica or anywhere in the world as a matter of fact, is visited by the injustice which was initially meted out to me. I am grateful that justice eventually has prevailed.”
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