Regina judge denies Alena Pastuch’s request to have case thrown out

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Alena Pastuch, a Regina financial planner who applied to have her fraud and theft charges thrown out due to trial delays was denied by a judge.

Pastuch, 51, was charged in June 2014 with fraud, theft, and laundering the proceeds of crime. She is alleged to have defrauded investors in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan of $5 million.

The frauds and thefts are alleged to have happened over a seven-year period until January 2013.

She pleaded not guilty to all three counts in May.

Justice Richard Elson of the Region Court of Queen’s Bench denied Pastuch’s application on Tuesday.

Read more at CBC News

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.