Sunday, September 10, 2006
The day to watch: 18 September 2006
The trial is scheduled for 4 December 2006, a full 3 years after police made their shocking raid on the B.C. Legislature.
Dave (Udhe) Basi and Bob Virk face several charges, including accepting a bribe, influence peddling, fraud, and breach of trust. Aneal Basi faces two charges of money laundering.
Judge: Elizabeth Bennett (presided at the famous Back Porch trial)
Special Prosecutor: Bill Berardino
Defence Lawyers: Michael Bolton, Kevin Doyle, Kevin McCullough.
It is expected that two witnesses will testify for the prosecution: Erik Bornman and Brian Kierans.
It is not known at this time whether the former Cabinet Ministers for whom the accused worked, will be called to testify.
And you say he "used to be a member of the Liberal Party of B.C." so does that mean he was a genuine Liberal and gave up when Gordon Campbell took over? Or what?
There was a Michael Doyle who was charged after the Legislature Raids -- conspiracy to traffic drugs. Oh, to get our hands on one of those Public Access Computers, eh? I mean, are the trials over? What were the decisions, the implications?
What's worse, I found 7 perfectly healthy comments stuck behind the scenes ... and released them ... or so I had thought ... now this! ... plz bear with me.
And if the 3 accused are found Not Guilty, guess who will get the bill, eh?