Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Isle of Man election trial sentencing delayed

The sentencing of three people convicted of election fraud in the Isle of Man has been delayed.

Gail Corrin, 40, from Douglas and Kerry Rothwell, 25, from Onchan, were found guilty of manipulating the Isle of Man's proxy voting system.

Charles "Buster" Lewin, 57, of Crosby, admitted all charges against him including conspiracy to steal and conspiracy to forge.

All three were working on behalf of Kevin Woodford in the 2010 by-election.

Mr Woodford, who eventually came third in the election, said he had no knowledge of any fraudulent activity within his team and had he been aware of any wrongdoing he would have pulled the campaign.

It is thought the delay is down to a dispute between Mr Lewin's legal team and the prosecution.

Deemster David Turner, who presided over the trial, said he "deplored" the fact that sentencing had been put back.

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