Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Erik Bornmann "good character" hearing set for March 24, 2008
Key Basi-Virk crown witness Erik Bornmann's attempts to become an Ontario lawyer will have to wait until at least March 24, 2008.
That's when the Law Society of Upper Canada, which regulates lawyers in Ontario, has decided it will conduct a "good character" hearing into Bornmann's application.
That application has been on hold for some time and was to have taken place on November 5 but due to delays in the trial of former BC Liberal ministerial aides David Basi and Bob Virk on breach of trust charges, it has again been put off.
Bornmann is alleged by police to have bribed Basi and Virk in exchange for confidential government information on the $1 billion privatization of BC Rail in 2003. Government communications aide Aneal Basi, David Basi's cousin, faces money laundering charges connected to monies alleged paid.
LSUC Acting Communications Director Helen Stone said today that the hearing will take place on March 28, 2008 in Toronto.
A BC Supreme Court update on the Basi-Virk case is scheduled for Friday November 16 at 9 a.m. to determine which matters can go ahead at the December 3 start of defence applications and a second conference will be held on Friday November 23 at 8 a.m.