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Not Guilty Verdict in Terrorism Case

Ottawa – August 19, 2014 – Today in Ontario Superior Court, Khurram Syed Sher, 32, was found not guilty of conspiring to facilitate a terrorist activity, contrary to section 83.19 of the Criminal Code.

The PPSC has 30 days to review the decision and decide whether it will seek to appeal.

A publication ban remains in effect in this matter.

The Public Prosecution Service of Canada is responsible for prosecuting offences under federal jurisdiction in a manner that is free of any improper influence and that respects the public interest. The PPSC is also responsible for providing prosecution-related advice to law enforcement agencies across Canada.

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Michael Sona Guilty of Election Offence

Ottawa – August 14, 2014 – Michael Sona was found guilty today, in the Ontario Court of Justice, in Guelph, Ontario, of one offence under the Canada Elections Act.

Mr. Sona was charged on April 2, 2013, with wilfully preventing or endeavouring to prevent an elector, in Guelph, from voting at an election, between April 30 and May 2, 2011, contrary to section 281(g) of the Canada Elections Act, and by doing so committing an offence contrary to section 491(3)(d) of the Canada Elections Act.

Mr. Sona will be sentenced at a later date. The maximum penalty for this offence is $5,000.00, five years in prison, or both.

The Public Prosecution Service of Canada is responsible for prosecuting offences under federal jurisdiction in a manner that is free of any improper influence and that respects the public interest. The PPSC is also responsible for providing prosecution-related advice to law enforcement agencies across Canada.

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Public Prosecution Service of Canada Annual Report 2012-2013

Public Prosecution Service of Canada Annual Report 2012-2013

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Deskbook and Director’s Guidelines

The Federal Prosecution Service Deskbook
Federal prosecutors are guided by the policies contained in the FPS Deskbook and by guidelines issued by the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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