Monday, July 16, 2007

 

Basi Virk Press clippings for July 16

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BASI, VIRK CASE GRINDS ON

Darah Hansen
Vancouver Sun
Published: Monday, July 16, 2007


Lawyers for both the defence and prosecution of two provincial government aides accused of political corruption were told this week they had until early September to sort through thousands of outstanding documents involved in the case, and get the matter ready for trial. {Snip} ...

Special prosecutor Janet Winteringham said today the Crown has since delivered most of the outstanding documents ordered by the judge, including four boxes of papers pertaining to the sale of BC Rail, and several witness statements.

The judge granted the prosecution team until Sept. 4 to finish its full disclosure, including handing over the notes from every police officer involved in the unprecedented 2003 raid on the B.C. Legislature.

Lawyers in the matter are scheduled to confer again with the judge by conference call Aug. 21, with another hearing scheduled Sept. 4 to determine the status of the case.

A new trial date has yet to be scheduled as defence lawyers struggle to get on top of the tens of thousands of new documents coming in to their office as a result of Bennett's June 4 ruling. {Snip} ...

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=5d85176b-3b01-4bd0-a5be-34675bcd4465&k=28575

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LAWYERS IN BASI-VIRK CASE GET SEPTEMBER DEADLINE
CanWest News Service
Published: Tuesday, July 17, 2007

VANCOUVER - Lawyers for both the defence and prosecution of two provincial government aides accused of political corruption have been told they have until early September to sort through thousands of outstanding documents involved in the case.

In June, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Bennett ruled the Crown had failed to disclose "in a timely way" all the required materials to the accused, former provincial Liberal insiders David Basi and Bob Virk. About 100,000 documents had been disclosed, but Bennett determined thousands more, including police notes, had been withheld.

http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=e0fd960f-f250-4959-9692-5798d2f8a7e4

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Comments:
This appearance is going to last one hour at the most, its just to update the judge. I don't know where the full week comes from.
 
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