CTV BC reports that Basi was charged with violating the conditions of his sentence for breach of trust and fraud for passing on confidential government information on the $1 billion privatization of BC Rail in 2003.
CTV BC quotes Basi as saying outside court: "It was a stupid mistake."
Canadian Press is reporting that a ban on publication of the hearing was imposed by MacKenzie, who was the trial judge, but that she agreed to tighter restrictions on Basi that were requested by the Crown.
Basi was represented by his defence lawyer, Michael Bolton, while Special Prosecutor team member Andrea MacKay, Province court reporter Keith Fraser says.
Basi and Bob Virk, both BC Liberal government ministerial assistants in 2003, were sentenced to 2 years less a day house arrest under a set of restrictions that allow them to work, shop, exercise and attend legal and medical appointments. Aneal Basi - the third government aide facing money laundering charges related to benefits obtained by Basi and Virk - had his charges stayed.