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Jul 6, 2016

Should Eamon Courtenay be Criticized for Defending the Ashcroft Group?

Eamon Courtenay

So with all that said, can Courtenay himself be criticized for coming out so strongly against the settlement when he was one of the lead attorneys in the protracted litigation? He told us that he’s been accused of worse things and has no apology to make.

 

Eamon Courtenay, Senator, People’s United Party

“Nobody is going to silence me regardless of what you say. I am a professional and I earn my fees and that’s how I make my living and I make no apologies for that. What I will say is that I did not get a dollar from the government of Belize. I will go further and say that there is no issue for me representing any client that I choose to accept instructions from and if they pay me they pay me. I make no apologies for that. I have a difficulty, however, with the Prime Minister of Belize arguing and fighting against the Ashcroft Group of Companies and his law firm at the same time continues to represent the same companies that he is saying are so demonic and they are bad for Belize. That is the conflict of interest that requires an explanation. As to me, that’s the way I make my living and I do it to the best of my ability every time for all my clients. I make no apology for that.”

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