Premier Gordon Campbell feeling the heat as allegations of political interference find their way into Basi-Virk hearings

Defence alleges possibility of political interference by Premier Campbell through Attorney General’s ministry

The defence in the BC Legislature Raid trial today raised in BC Supreme Court the possibility that Premier Gordon Campbell used the attorney general’s ministry to politically interfere with the case.

Defence lawyer Kevin McCullough alleged in a combative presentation that Justice Elizabeth Bennett should disclose additional documents from the attorney general’s ministry that would let the defence potentially argue political interference in the case.

“The point of these submissions is to put documents in front of you to draw inferences related to political interference,” said McCullough, who is acting for Bob Virk. Virk, David Basi and Aneal Basi face corruption charges connected to the $1 billion privatization of BC Rail in 2003.

“That political interference is rooted in the fact that the premier, the premier’s office, the politicians were using the attorney general’s ministry as a political arm in this matter, and particularly, that this necessarily conflicted the attorney general’s ministry in their role,” McCullough alleged.

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