Reyat’s perjury conviction not likely to lead to re-trials – His conviction doesn’t change any of the evidence against his Co-accused

Rob GolbeckNews

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – Inderjit Singh Reyat was found guilty of perjury during the 2003 Air India trial on Saturday, but his conviction is not likely to lead to a new trial for his two Co-accused who were acquitted in 2005. News1130 legal analyst Michael Shapray says, “The fact that [Reyat] has been convicted of perjury does not change the evidence … Read More

Case against two former ministerial aids to drag on

Michael ShaprayNews

Trial to take ten months, rather than six weeks Renee Bernard VICTORIA (NEWS1 130) – A legal case involving legislature employees that has been brewing for years could take another year to resolve. Justice Anne MacKenzie says the trial against former ministerial aides Dave Basi and Bobby Virk might not wrap up until next March. Initially, the trial against the … Read More

Supreme Court: Crown prosecutors must testify at Frank Paul inquiry

Michael ShaprayNews

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – B.C. Crown prosecutors will have to testify at the inquiry into the death of Frank Paul. The Supreme Court of Canada has refused to hear a B C. Government appeal of a lower court decision. The inquiry has been calling on prosecutors to explain why charges were not approved against police officers who dumped Frank Paul in … Read More

Surrey Six case could get complicated

Michael ShaprayNews

Inappropriate relationship may hurt witness testimony Dean Recksiedler SURREY (NEWS 1130) – There are serious concerns over the future of the Surrey Six case. It comes after an investigator looking into the killings was put on desk duty for having a relationship with a witness in the case. Our legal analyst is talking about what this could mean. Michael Shapray … Read More

Man beaten by VPD officers in mistaken identity case wants compensation

Michael ShaprayNews

Chief Jim Chu apologizes in person Shane Bighamam Goddard VANCOUVER (NEWS1130)- An update on a story News1130 first brought you yesterday, about a man arrested by mistake during a domestic violence call in Vancouver The Chief of Police has visited the man’s home and apologized in person. OMNI Television reporter Fiona Law has also spoken with the victim and says … Read More

Vancouver gang leader pleads guilty, U.S. prosecutor to seek 30-year sentence

Michael ShaprayNews

The alleged leader of the Vancouver area’s notoriously violent UN gang is facing up to 30 years in a U.S. prison after pleading guilty to drug-trafficking charges in a Seattle courtroom on Tuesday. Clayton Roueche, 33, appeared in the U.S. District Court and accepted a plea agreement for conspiring to use small planes and helicopters to import more than 1,000 … Read More

B.C. Massacre Suspect Complains About Jail

Michael ShaprayNews

By THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER, B.C. – A man charged in a massacre that claimed six lives in Surrey, B.C., says he is getting cold food in prison and has no pillow on his bed. Twenty-three-year-old Jamie Bacon is being held in the Surrey Pre-trial Centre awaiting trial on charges of conspiracy to commit murder in the slayings in a … Read More

Bacon associate pleads guilty, three others to be charged with Surrey Six massacre

Michael ShaprayNews

METRO VANCOUVER – Four members of the Red Scorpions gang have been arrested in connection with the worst gangland slaying in B.C. history: the execution of six people in a Surrey highrise 18 months ago. One of the four, infamous gangster Dennis Karbovanec, pleaded guilty Friday in B.C. Supreme Court to three counts of second-degree murder for shooting three of … Read More

Legal Ramifications of Fatal Crash Give Pause For Thought

Michael ShaprayNews

Canwest News Service Forthwith, it shall ever be known as The Full Monty Defence. You drink and drive. Maybe enough to blow over the limit, maybe not: Only an onsite breathalyser test would be able to establish that fact. Soon after, you get into an accident. Rather than staying at the scene of the accident, as the law and common … Read More

Shooting was in Self Defence: Accused

Michael ShaprayNews

Richard’s fate now in hands of jury Matthew Wild Special to The Question The jury in the murder trial of the man accused in Whistler’s first homicide in 26 years was deliberating on the fate of Shane Robert Joseph Richard as The Question went to press on Wednesday (Jan. 28). Richard, 29, who is charged with second-degree murder in the … Read More