The time it has taken Trevor Zachary’s fraud-related charges to go to trial “vastly exceeds” the ceiling established last year by a Supreme Court ruling, his lawyer argued Tuesday.
Bruce Willson argued that the four-year delay has violated the former city of Sault Ste. Marie employee’s right to have a trial within a reasonable time as stated in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Zachary was charged in September 2013 with offences stemming from his job as the Essar Centre’s marketing and events manager.
The 43-year-old is on trial on 18 charges, including forgery, uttering forged documents and fraud. His trial is slated to begin in September.
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