Former Brampton MP Raj Grewal has court case adjourned to February


Published January 6, 2021 at 5:01 pm

The fraud and breach of trust case against a former Brampton Liberal MP has been put off until next month.

Raj Grewal was charged by the RCMP in September with fraud over $5,000 and four counts of breach of trust. The RCMP allege Grewal tried to use his political position in the House of Commons to acquire millions of dollars in loans and that he didn’t disclose his actions to the federal ethics commissioner.

Police also charge that he used money from his taxpayer-funded constituency office budget for his own benefit.

The former Brampton East MP has denied all of the allegations.

The adjournment of the case was agreed upon by Grewal’s lawyers and the Crown during a brief meeting today. February 3 has been set as the new court date.

Grewal’s lawyer Zachary Al-Khatib said during the hearing that his team was still waiting for the Crown to release more information from investigators after making two requests for disclosure.

Al-Khatib previously said in October that his team had received 10 gigabytes of disclosure materials.

The 35-year-old Grewal was elected to the Brampton riding in 2015 but resigned three years later for what he said was personal and medical reasons. A statement released by the Prime Minister’s Office later said he left office to seek treatment for a gambling problem that led to significant debts. Grewal has said he did nothing wrong and that all debts and loans have now been repaid.

with files from The Canadian Press

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