COMMENTARY · 18th October 2010
In a stunning development reminiscent of a banana republic gone bad, the 7 year investigation of the; BC Legislature raid by the RCMP; the wrongful appointment of the Crown Council; the money laundering by Public Servants; the grow ops and drug deals of Public Servants, the sale of BC Rail by stealth and deception; the ordered destruction of evidence before the courts; the bribes, the pay offs and the tip offs, has all come to a sudden end.
It appears that in exchange for guilty pleas from Dave Basi and Bobby Virk to the charges of providing information to interested parties on the sale of BC Rail and for getting benefits in exchange, the Crown Council (whose position was under serious question of legitimacy) has recommended a house arrest sentence of two years.
The other man, Dave’s Cousin, Aneal Basi has had the charges of money laundering (stayed) dropped.
The end of the trial by the acceptance of all this behind closed doors deal making has slammed the door solid on any revelations and further investigations into the corrupt practices that occurred behind the walls of the Provincial Government buildings and officials.
The deal has compromised the integrity of the Province of British Columbia and the entire Judiciary by a Crown Council who was compromised by accepting a position he had a previous interest and conflict with.
Many will demand a public inquiry. Many will be disappointed. No one will get the answers they so rightly deserve.