Monday, January 26, 2009

 

Basi-Virk - RCMP "cloaking duplicity"

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BASI-VIRK - RCMP "cloaking duplicity" in efforts to deny disclosure of legal memo to accused - defence allegation


Defence charges that RCMP “cloaking duplicity” by denying evidence disclosure in BC Legislature Raid case

By Bill Tieleman, 24 hours newspaper

A defence lawyer in the B.C. Legislature raid case Monday accused the RCMP of “cloaking duplicity” in not disclosing evidence to the accused, drawing strong objections from the Special Prosecutor.

Kevin McCullough, representing Bob Virk, one of three former B.C. government aides facing corruption charges connected to the $1 billion B.C. Rail sale, alleged that the RCMP failed to fully disclose a key memorandum from their lawyers regarding wiretap applications at the Legislature.

“The RCMP are cloaking duplicity,” McCullough said, prompting an angry Special Prosecutor Janet Winteringham to leap to her feet in B.C. Supreme Court during a pre-trial hearing.

“Objection! This submission is premature and the issue goes to innocence at stake,” Winteringham told Justice Elizabeth Bennett. “Maybe down the road but not today ...”


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"They changed tactics and instead of getting another wiretap, they raided the Legislature," McCullough replied, suggesting for the first time in court that the RCMP raid ... may have been borne out of frustration with failed wiretap applications ..."

Read the full story here.

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Also:

DEFENCE CLAIMS RILE PROSECUTOR

By Bill Tieleman
24 HOURS - January 26, 2009

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Background:

Bouck's Law Blog


Criminal Law - Disclosure - R. v. Basi-Virk.

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Comments:
Major fireworks and yet no coverage from MSM, what a scam! Thank goodness for blogs such as yours and Bill's Mary. Thank you so much !
 
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