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CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES - Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms - Legal rights - Procedural rights - Delay - Trial within a reasonable time

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 8:56 AM  

Appeal by the accused, Baron, from a conviction for 28 counts of fraud over $5,000. The accused and two others were implicated in a $3.4 million Ponzi scheme that caused 22 investors to experience losses exceeding $2 million following the scheme's collapse. After the accused was charge, a delay of 59 and one-half months ensued before the trial concluded. An application to stay the proceedings based on a breach of s. 11(b) of the Charter was dismissed. The application judge determined that 18 and one-half months'...