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The O’Brien Trial: Judge Dismisses Defence Motion for Acquittal

30-Jun-09 02:34 am EDT Leave a comment Go to comments


Review Mr. Justice Cunningham’s Ruling on the Defence motion to Acquit O’Brien on Influence Peddling Charges.

ast week, Mr. Justice Cunningham – the judge presiding in the O’Brien trial dismissed a defence motion for a “directed verdict of acquittal”, which would have brought the Ottawa Mayor’s legal troubles to an immediate end.  But, no such luck – the Judge didn’t buy defence arguments, despite experts following the case suggesting a likely victory for O’Brien beforehand.

Click the video associated with this blog entry to drill into Cunningham’s ruling and how O’Brien might well have done himself in as early as his Ottawa Police interview back in April 2007. 

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O’Brien Quotes from Video:

"[Kilrea] would have been my first target. It would be to try to get him out of the race.  Um-"

And so….[Kilrea] just- If he had backed out; if he walked away; if he’d gone for a council seat; if he’d done anything like that, it would have been to my obvious to my best interest because he would have taken one- taken a fast step in the right direction."

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