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Guilty Verdicts in Terrorism Trial

Toronto – March 20, 2015 – In Ontario Superior Court today, a jury found Chiheb Esseghaier, 32, and Raed Jaser, 37, guilty of terrorism charges, including conspiring to murder persons unknown for the benefit of a terrorist group, contrary to s. 83.2 of the Criminal Code. This offence carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.

Chiheb Esseghaier was also found guilty of conspiring to interfere with transportation facilities for the benefit of a terrorist group. This offence carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment. He was found guilty of three counts of participating in the activities of a terrorist group, contrary to s. 83.18(1). Raed Jaser was found guilty of two counts under this section. These offences carry a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment. Sentencing will occur at a later date.

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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Sentence in R. v. Chun

Montreal – March 18, 2015 – Sy Veng Chun and Leng Ky Lech were sentenced today in the Court of Quebec to eight years in prison. They were also ordered to pay fines totalling approximately $9,000,000, which includes fines imposed on their companies, Peng Heng Or Gold Inc. and A & A Services monétaires.

They were found guilty on September 15, 2014 of 13 offences, including six offences in relation to money laundering and possession of proceeds of crime, and seven offences under the Income Tax Act. They were arrested in October 2002.

Both parties have 30 days to decide whether they will seek leave to appeal the sentence.

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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