Local sources have reported that Cable & Wireless fraud expert, Rudolf Miles, today testified at the Vybz Kartel murder trial that following a police request, the company confirmed a BlackBerry smart phone registered to an Adidjah Palmer.
The Crown is hoping telephone records will support its case alleging that Kartel and four others are responsible for the August 16, 2011 murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams.
Rudolf Miles is a regional fraud manager for Cable & Wireless (parent company of LIME), based in the Cayman Islands.
Miles told the court this morning that he received a request from the Jamaica Constabulary Force on November 15, 2011 in relation to four BlackBerry personal identification numbers (PIN). He said checks in Cable & Wireless’ Research in Motion database system later revealed that one of the PINs, 234BAE6D, was linked to the number, 876-343-5588. He further told the court that the subscriber information for that number was registered to an Adidjah Palmer, with the date of birth as 12/12/1980.
According to Miles, the phone was activated on February, 7, 2011 and became inactive on the company’s system on June 8, 2013.
Under cross examination from Kartel’s lawyer, Tom Tavares-Finson, the telecommunications official said the information on the system comes from the subscribers themselves, that persons entering into a contract with Cable & Wireless would provide their personal information.
However, reports are that Tavares-Finson suggested to him that the information was taken from ID cards, which is the expectation of the agents who collect the registration data. Tavares-Finson also suggested that Kartel’s birthdate was actually, January 7, 1976.
The witness admitted there was no address in the information adding that in the normal course of things an address would be required, however the information presented in court was what was recorded in Cable & Wireless’ system.
However, Tavares-Finson asked the witness if he considered it odd that the system contained no tax registration number, address or ID information, which the witness replied with a ‘no’. Miles also agreed with another defense attorney, Pierre Rogers that birthdates are used to distinguish subscribers with the same name.
Miles told the court that outside of the request he received from the JCF, he was not aware of any other and that he gave his statement on January 9.
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