The lawyer representing the former Essar Centre marketing and events manager of Sault Ste. Marie is asking a judge to stay the proceedings because of the length of time it has taken to get the case to trial.
Trevor Zachary’s lawyer is arguing that his case has been in the system for more than four years and his right to a reasonable and timely trial has been breached.
Zachary, a former Sault Ste. Marie employee, was charged in September 2013 and currently faces 18 charges including fraud over $5,000, misappropriation of funds for personal gain and preventing revenues to the city, forgery for creating false records and uttering a forged document.
His lawyer argued that the new test case, R. vs Jordan, as ruled upon by the Supreme Court of Canada sets a standard that suggests trials should be held within 30 months from the time charges have been laid.
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