Friday, November 03, 2006
Basi-Virk witness faces Law Society hearing
November 3, 2006
Basi-Virk witness faces Society hearing
By BILL TIELEMAN, 24 HOURS
Erik Bornman, the Crown's key witness against former B.C. government aides David Basi and Bob Virk in the upcoming breach of trust case, will himself be the subject of a Law Society of Upper Canada hearing this month.
The hearing is on Bornman's application for admission to the Society, a requirement to practice law.
In August, 24 hours reported exclusively that Bornman, a former Paul Martin aide and lobbyist alleged in police documents to have provided bribes to Basi and Virk, had resigned July 6 from a law student position with Toronto law firm McCarthy Tetrault.
Bornman quit after a complaint was filed against him with the Society.
The Society has a "Good Character Requirement" that asks if the applicant has been involved in criminal proceedings, fraud or other misconduct.
One of Bornman's Toronto lawyers, Nikiforus Iatros, refused comment when contacted by 24 hours Thursday.
Bornman's hearing starts Nov. 21, according to the Society's website.
Bornman is finished as a lobbyist and as a lawyer.
But Spiderman always has a way out....
Erik Bornmann ... Spidermann ... and Colonel Klink ... the latter, in my humble opinion, being Wally Oppal the trial killer, blabbing his stupid opinions as he marches along the legislative corridors.
Sheesh. It's been a long, tense week, hasn't it?
Dang. This is too much fun. And I vowed that this would be a non-partison blog.
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