Crown: M. Bellmore, Office of the Crown Attorney, Toronto
Defence: Craig Penney, Fraud Defence, Toronto Criminal Lawyer
¶ 1 MR PENNEY: Penney, initial C, designated counsel, and the designation I'm now filing. It's an old matter, Your Honour. It's been brought forward to today.
¶ 2 CROWN: Your Honour, my understanding with respect to this matter is that upon a $1,000.00 donation by the accused, which — and upon the Crown receiving evidence of that donation, that the bench — we would ask the bench warrant be rescinded and that the charges, fraud under, fraud over and conspiracy, be withdrawn.
¶ 3 THE COURT: Has the bench warrant been executed as of yet or...
¶ 4 MR PENNEY: No. No, it's outstanding, Your Honour. It's outstanding and the charges are — although it says conspiracy on the brief, the information has fraud over and fraud under charges.
¶ 5 THE COURT: These are the charges from 1990, aren't they?
¶ 6 CROWN: That's correct.
¶ 7 MR PENNEY: Yes.
¶ 8 THE COURT: Has that occurred or....
¶ 9 CROWN: Yes.
¶ 10 MR PENNEY: Yes, I've provided my friend with that.
¶ 11 THE COURT: Oh, okay. All right.
¶ 12 MR PENNEY: I understand she's asking that the bench warrant be rescinded today...
¶ 13 THE COURT: All right.
¶ 14 CROWN: That's right, Your Honour. We have confirmation that the donation has been made.
¶ 15 THE COURT: Okay, warrant's rescinded, all charges are noted withdrawn by the Crown.