Judge accused of fraud declines to give evidence in trial
Until yesterday morning Mr Christmas was expected to enter the witness box and face questions about his time as a director of the allegedly fraudulent US property business De Lec Ltd.
Mr Christmas denies three counts of misleading Islanders over property investments in the US.
His co-accused – John Lewis, James Cameron and Russell Foot – also deny conspiring to induce or fraudulently inducing investments.
Before moving on to Mr Foot’s evidence, Advocate MacRae read to the court several statements in support of Mr Christmas.