Tuesday, June 13, 2006

 

The crack of doom ... just another noise

Four new charges will soon bring the once-powerful Dave Basi into B.C. Provincial Court with a whole new set of problems and a new cast of characters.

This time, it's Basi, Young, and Duncan, each of whom have been charged with four new counts of fraud on the government and breach of trust.

Special Prosecutor Bill Berardino alleges Basi accepted $50,000. from developers, Anthony Ralph Young and James Seymour Duncan, in relation to an application to remove some land from the Agricultural Land Reserve.

The land in question appears to be a 650-home subdivision near Victoria in Sooke, B.C., by Young & Duncan's company, Swiftsure Developments.

Trial date is 29 June, 2006 and as these charges appear to be separate from the B.C. Rail affair, it should be less complex. Therefore, it's possible that this trial may proceed without a series of postponements.

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