Tavares Finson, defense lawyer for Vybz Kartel reported to the today that he was informed that his witness, Phillipots Martin was detained . Reports are that , Martin was charged with hacking into Digicel’s database. Digicel , is the phone company that has presented records for the prosecution . Martin was picked up again today by police while out on bail.Tavares- Finson has labelled the arrest as a desperate act by the police and prosecution
Last year, while the trial was under way, Mario Assad , an expert from Digicel who was called to testified for the prosecution was asked by Finson if the system had been hacked.
F- Are you aware that DIGI database has previously been broken into?
A- What database
F- The DIGi database that has CDR
A- No database contains CDRs..CDRs are contained in file ..
F-Are you aware that files containing CDRs were hacked into
F- Aware of hacking into text messages
A – I am aware that our dealer channel database has been compromised once
F- I am going to suggest more than once people have hacked into your systems
A- Can you tell me specifics
F- Are you aware of any case in court about that matter
A- I am aware of a case against Phillipots Martin
F- Can you tell us the details
A- i don’t know the details. Mr Joe Simmonds deals with those matters
F- So this question would be best answered by Mr. Simmonds
A- Yes. He would be best
Phillipots is the expert employed by Kartel’s defense to testify in regards to phone tampering!