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A credible source has revealed that former Chief Magistrate Joanne Walsh has been found guilty on several disciplinary charges that were previously leveled against her.
It is still unclear what consequences or actions will follow the guilty verdict on the disciplinary charges, but we will keep you updated as more information becomes available.
The investigation into Chief Magistrate Walsh’s conduct has been ongoing for several months, initiated by a request from Hildred Simpson, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Legal Affairs.
These allegations came to the forefront while Walsh served as the Acting Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
The Commission took these allegations seriously and appointed Justice Godfrey Smith to lead the inquiry.
In a bid to halt the investigation, Walsh previously sought an interim injunction, arguing that the Permanent Secretary had exceeded her authority. However, her efforts to secure interim relief were unsuccessful.
This is a major development in the ongoing case, and the legal community and the public are awaiting further details about the charges and the investigation that led to the conviction of the former Chief Magistrate.