THE court will hand down its sentence of a Taiwanese convicted after trial for trying to export million dollars’ worth of Tubi logs, on 14 April.
Prosecution and the defence were supposed to make submissions for sentencing and mitigation yesterday but the prosecutor was not available.
Private Lawyer Ronald Dive yesterday asked for an adjournment so that the prosecutor can appear in person on the next court hearing.
The prosecutor has some family commitment and therefore could not make it to work.
Public Prosecutor Jasper Anisi, who was on duty, said the prosecutor has family commitments and made no objection to the application for an adjournment.
Mr Dive proposed having the sentencing submissions filed before the next court hearing so that the court can proceed with the sentence on the next date.
Chief Magistrate Emmanuel Kouhota therefore adjourned the matter for sentencing.
He ordered that the sentencing submissions be filed by 10 April.
Hsieh Fu was convicted after a one day trial for one count of attempted export of prohibited goods and evasion of prohibited on export of goods.
Fu was however acquitted of the third charge of false declaration against him.
Fu was charged under the Customs and Excise Act for the offences he committed in 2010 when he and the manager of Chung Sol Company Teng Liu tried to export seven containers of Tubi logs.
The containers of Tubi logs were held up after customs carried out an inspection and discovered Tubi logs.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN