Attorney General Reginald Armour was not disqualified from representing this country in a Miami court.
That’s what Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley insisted during a media conference at the Piarco Airport on Saturday.
It was made public in June that a Miami judge “automatically dismissed” Armour and the US law firm, Sequor Law, from representing this country in a civil matter directly tied to the Piarco airport fraud case.
Armour claimed he did not correctly remember his role as a defence attorney for Piarco fraud accused, former finance minister Brian Kuei Tung. On that basis, he and Sequor Law were disqualified.
However, during the press conference on Saturday, Rowley maintained that Armour was not disqualified and had instead recused himself from the matter.
He said: “The court’s ruling based on the conflict with the Attorney General is that the lawyer, the law firm that we were using appears to be conflicted, the Attorney General acknowledges that and the court has asked that that group of lawyers not be in the case and another group of lawyers have taken over and is proceeding to advance the country’s interest in the court, that is what it is.”