The case of a former Liberal MP accused of fraud and breach of trust while in office has been adjourned until next year. After a brief virtual hearing on Tuesday, former Brampton MPP Raj Grewal’s lawyers and the Crown agreed to return to the case on Jan. 6 next year.
During the hearing, Grewal’s lawyer, Zachary Al Khatib, said his team had received 10 gigabytes of material from investigators. He said he had asked the Crown for more evidence. Last month, the RCMP charged Grewal with four cases of Breach of Trust and one count of more than $5,000 defrauded from others. Mounties had alleged that Grewal had used his political clout to obtain millions of dollars in personal loans without informing the Ethics Commissioner.
Investigators also alleged that Grewal used the constituency office budget, funded by taxpayers, for his personal gain. Grewal has denied all of the allegations. Grewal left the Liberal Caucus in 2018, and did not run again in last year’s federal election.