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.
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