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CANADIAN CHARTER OF RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS - Legal rights - On being charged with an offence - To not be tried or punished again for same offence (double jeopardy)

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 @ 8:33 AM  

Appeal by the accused, Samji, from convictions on multiple counts of theft and fraud. The accused was a notary public charged with 14 counts of theft and 14 counts of fraud in connected with a Ponzi scheme involving $100 million and 200 investors. The accused was also subject to regulatory proceedings before the British Columbia Securities Commission in respect of securities fraud. The Commission imposed sanctions including a $10.8 million disgorgement order, and a $33 million administrative monetary penalty. Upon commencement of a Provincial Court criminal...