Another Project Dolphin Conviction Flip-Flops

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(THUNDER BAY, ON) – CHARGES AGAINST ALAIN GALLANT JR. STAYED AT HIS SENTENCING HEARING.

EXTREMELY RARE DECISION BY FEDERAL CROWN

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This afternoon, Tuesday March 19,2019 ALAIN GALLANT JR. was scheduled to be sentenced for his role in Project Dolphin after pleading guilty in the fall of 2018 to various charges.

Federal Crown John Jones made the extremely rare decision to stay all the criminal convictions against ALAIN GALLANT JR. today at a sentencing hearing.

The reason for staying the charges was in the interest of fairness.

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KEITH RITCHIE (co-accused) had been found guilty previously and GALLANT decided to plead guilty shortly after. However, RITCHIE battled his guilty convictions to the Ontario Court of Appeal and was successful in arguing the cell phone evidence against him violated his Charter rights.

All charges against RITCHIE and FORTUNATO COLISTRO were brought back to court on February 19,2019 and the Federal Crown entered NO EVIDENCE.

NOT GUILTY VERDICTS WERE ENTERED AGAINST RITCHIE & COLISTRO.

Due to the NOT GUILTY verdicts against both of those individuals, it was in the interest of judicial fairness that the charges be stayed against ALAIN GALLANT JR.

ALAIN GALLANT JR. walks out of the courthouse a free man with no future court dates.

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6 Replies to “Another Project Dolphin Conviction Flip-Flops”

  1. Can you imagine the many hundreds or thousands of man hours that went into this case?

    Can you imagine what a kick in the stomach this news is to the hard working police officers and detectives who put so much effort into nailing these criminals?

    Can you imagine the hundreds of thousands or even millions of wasted taxpayers dollars that went into the pockets of court staff and law enforcement officers who wasted their time on this case?

    Provincial and federal authorities need to look into these grievous failing of the investigators who dropped the ball, crown attorneys and judges who appear to be more than willing to let known criminals off the hook.

    1. Or they can just not violate there charter of rights when doing investigations of this magnitude and expense and I’m sure it’s in the millions !!!

    2. “Can you imagine what a kick in the stomach this news is to the hard working police officers and detectives who put so much effort into nailing these criminals?”

      The police violated the accused’s Charter rights…that is the problem.

      The Crown and the (some of) the judges acted accordingly.

      Would you think the justice system worked if you went to jail even though the Court found that your rights under the Charter — the supreme law of the land — were violated?

  2. Crime (. Selling drugs ) pays well in Thunder Bay the system is catered to criminals . Poor guys their rights were violated how many lives did they ruin feeding drug addictions . Did they make enough money to retire………

  3. Bahahah Charter of rights.
    Don’t scum bags give up those rights once they begin committing crimes ?

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