In a Facebook livestream late Wednesday evening, Tracey Morris unleashed a vitriolic rant at Sabine McNeill’s legal team, reserving her harshest criticism for Noam Almaz, Sabine’s solicitor.
Tracey described her recent trek to London, noting that she “could see that Belinda was under pressure”, and that she “couldn’t understand how [Sabine] was in prison”.
“Why was there no immediate appeal?” she asked. “When I got to Belinda’s, I asked Belinda to contact Sabine’s solicitor. I spoke to him, and he was very arrogant and very ignorant on the phone. He tried to tell me that the laws are different in England, and tried to say that they couldn’t do anything”.
According to Tracey, this was evidence to her that Mr Almaz “hadn’t got a clue even then what he was doing”.
“[Sabine] is now on 27 bail restrictions, it’s ridiculous,” Tracey said. “She should have been bailed [the day she was arrested]”.
For the last few days we’ve sent Noam messages, and only two days ago on the phone he said he’d put in an appeal, which could be getting done this week.
Once again alarm bells rang, what’s he doing?
In court the judge kept beating the solicitors down, telling them to shut up! I’d have stood up and accused that judge of being biased, I would have threatened him with a JR (judicial review). …
Her legal team ran like little mice, yet they’re getting paid for it; I’ll complain to legal aid and make sure they don’t get paid!
Tracey said she received word yesterday that Belinda had received an email from Mr Almaz stating that “no one is to turn up at court…he has brought up the Hampstead story to keep people from turning up….Who does he think he is?”
However, she seemed to contradict herself shortly afterward, asking, “What good is it turning up in court, when she’s prison? Hundreds should be at that prison, supporting her!”
We have to get rid of Noam, because he’s done jack shit for Sabine for the past three years. I know his mum’s a friend of Sabine’s, but that doesn’t matter. The other day when I was pushing for an appeal, he actually said he didn’t now how to do it.
Hello? Hello? He’s been the solicitor on this case for three years, and he didn’t know how?
He has to be taken away from this case. … This is a message to Noam, you’d better get your ass into that courtroom and make sure Sabine gets out.
He needs to get his ass into that courtroom, and then he needs sacked. …
I’m not allowing you to abuse her, I’m not allowing you to make any money out of her.
This won’t go to trial, because with the right legal team there won’t be a trial. It’s time to stop corruption within solicitors.
Stating that she had taken Sabine’s case to a public meeting in Belfast last night, Tracey said she’d met a solicitor named Stafford Scott from Tottenham, who was “disgusted at what I told him”. She described Mr Scott as “just what we need for Sabine, just what we need to get the ball rolling, to get her out of prison”.
Tracey said her plan is to bring in her own legal team to help Sabine, or she’s “dead in the water before it starts”.