March 17, 2009

Article in the Belleville Intelligencer - March 14

Sinclair appeal adjourned to April 15
TRIAL: Environmental polluter was sentenced in December to four months in jail

The Belleville Intelligencer
Posted by Shelby Parker
March 14, 2009

A lengthy argument by defence prevented the Crown from making its arguments in an appeal by convicted environmental polluter Jim Sinclair in Belleville court Friday.

Sinclair's defence wrapped up its case at 5 p. m., preventing the Crown from making its statements.

The appeal resumes April 15.

Crown attorney Jerry Herlihy said he'd hoped to have wrapped up on Friday.

"We didn't anticipate that," he said.

Defence lawyer Gabrielle Kramer spoke to the court that various elements of the Sinclair trial and sentencing deemed, "unfair."

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