Eron Fraud Trial Delayed

    January 17, 2005

The trial of two Eron Mortgage executives accused of fraud involving millions of dollars has been put off until Friday.

“There have been ongoing discussions, but today I have formed the view that a further four-or five-day delay will not interfere with the trail process or bring any scandal upon the court,” said Chief Justice Patrick Dohm of B.C. Supreme Court.

Eron’s president and vice-president, Brian Slobogian and Frank Biller are both charged with 14 counts of fraud, breach of trust and misappropriation of funds.

According to Prosecutor David Jardine, there are 200 potential witnesses.

“There are 160,000 documents scanned into a data base, and there’s lots of witnesses,” he says. “So it’s mainly about management. The legal issues are fairly straightforward.”

The trial is expected to last a year.

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