Monday, December 20, 2010
Win, win, lose: the final day of the BC Rail Political Corruption Trial. See the Search Warrants #1, #2, #3, #4. See the happy group leaving the Vancouver Law Courts Building. Public Inquiry next.
Please click HERE to see the four Search Warrants which launched the unprecedented police raids upon a duly-elected legislature.
which also shows the celebratory group leaving Vancouver Law Courts building on the final day of Case #23299 - Regina vs Basi, Virk, Basi.
Shown in the photo: Former ministerial aides Dave Basi (dark suit, top centre) and Bob Virk (grey suit, glasses) who had just pleaded guilty at their political corruption trial. Charges of money laundering were stayed against Aneal Basi (left, blue tie).
BC Mary comment ... it's almost 7 years since police rooted 32 boxes of documents out of the BC Ministry of Finance and the BC Ministry of Transportation. It's 6 years since criminal charges were laid against Dave Basi and Bobby Virk.
Normally, Search Warrants are disclosed when charges are laid. But not in the Case #23299 Regina vs. Basi, Virk, Basi. This alone requires a public inquiry.
This historic photo records the final moments of what became known as The BC Rail Political Corruption Trial. The joyful group included the spectacular defence lawyer, Kevin McCullough talking to Bobby Virk, and defense lawyer Michael Bolton at Dave Basi's left.
Un-named is the intriguing figure at far left (dark suit, head down, hands in pockets) looking anything but happy. In fact ... what is he doing there?
He is RCMP Superintendent Kevin DeBruyckere who, with Victoria Police Chief Paul Battershill (not shown) played a lead role in an ongoing investigation of Organized Crime which led to the unprecedented raid on the BC Legislature.
This was obviously a criminal investigation of historic proportions, carried out faultlessly by 32 uniformed police, each with sergeant's rank or higher. If it was held to be a very serious matter then, it's a far more serious matter now ... a criminal matter of historic proportions, crying out for a Public Inquiry.
Further details in Neal Hall's story:
Dave Basi was paid for referring clients to lobbying firm, lobbyist claimed.
By Neal Hall
Vancouver Sun - Dec. 14, 2010
Full story, photo, and Search Warrants are HERE.
Thought you might want to know.
Why hasnt CP Rail stepped up and claimed damages?
And more importantly, when will BC Rail be returned to BCers?
I dont care about an inquiry. I care about getting the asset back.
How does the process work to get the asset that appears wrongfully taken, back?
I went back to Ian Reid's story and re-copied it, just to be sure:
Thanks for reporting in.
Good to hear those kind words, many thanks.
The thing is: we need the Public Inquiry, i.m.o., if we're to unlock the secrets which lead toward re-possessing BC Rail.
Maybe others would like to comment on that.
Just from the first one alone, I would think that the Canada Revenue Agency should be doing an extensive audit of both Dave Basi and Erik Bornman regarding the bribes, and Basi, Virk and Basi regarding the $6 million the BC taxpayers forked out for their defence. As far as I'm concerned, this was a paid benefit and should be treated in the same fashion as our paid benefits by the taxman.
We must also have a full judicial inquiry into the whole BC Rail saga. There are just too many tentacles on this octopus.
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