Friday, June 03, 2011
"Unmitigated gall," BC Supreme Court Justice Ronald McKinnon called it. "Good on ya, sir!" We're still mad as hell ourselves, over the brutal interference which closed down the BC Rail Political Corruption Trial on October 18, 2010. We wouldn't need a Public Inquiry now, if that trial had been allowed to run its course. We were up against strong U.S. forces in that case, too.
BC Mary comment: It's Friday, the day we brace for sneaky document dumps. I thought my readers might be intrigued by this column from Ian Mulgrew. It was Mulgrew, you may recall, who stands out as the only journalist who mentioned the 2008 trial and sentencing of Jasmohan Singh Bains. And you remember Bains? When police raided the BC Legislature, Bains was thought to be Mr Big on the West Coast. He had made 26 phone calls (caught on RCMP wiretaps) to his cousin, Dave Basi, at the Ministry of Finance office during 2003. This naturally made Bains a "person of interest" who was arrested and charged with drugs trafficking when police raided the BC Legislature. Read that story HERE [Drug dealer linked to Legislature Raid imprisoned. Vancouver Sun - Feb. 17, 2009.]
I've never understood how ... or why ... Big Media chose to suppress that very significant fact. Or how Ian Mulgrew was able to step safely around all those land-mines to get his column (citing me as his source) published 8 months later in a February 2009 edition of Vancouver Sun. Still without raising any other voices.
Well ... today we have a fresh new story about the process of high-level skulduggery. Involving the high courts, today's report offers 1,000 clues as to how these nefarious deeds are pulled off, right in front of our eyes.
Well Done, both times, Ian Mulgrew!
Read Mulgrew's story HERE including video.
U.S. used 'unmitigated gall' and B.C. court to jail exec
Judge's stinging rebuke aimed at Cisco and U.S. prosecutors
By Ian Mulgrew
Vancouver Sun - June 3, 2011
The giant computer company Cisco and U.S. prosecutors deceived Canadian authorities and courts in a massive abuse of process to have a former executive thrown in jail, says a B.C. Supreme Court judge.
The point, said Justice Ronald McKinnon in a stinging decision delivered orally on Tuesday, was to derail a lawsuit launched by the former employee, and involved a series of machinations that would make a normal person “blanch at the audacity of it all.”
In a rare move, McKinnon stayed extradition proceedings against Peter Adekeye, a British computer entrepreneur who once worked for Cisco Systems, Inc.
The judge said U.S. prosecutors acted outrageously by having the respected executive bizarrely arrested in Vancouver on May 20, 2010 as he testified before a sitting of the American court he was accused of avoiding ...