Alena Pastuch fraud trial adjourned until September 2018

The trial for Alena Pastuch has been scheduled to begin in September 2018, 10 months later than originally planned.

Pastuch, from Regina, Sask. has been charged with defrauding investors of more than $5 million.

Justice Richard Elson “somewhat reluctantly” agreed to Alena Pastuch’s application to have the trial adjourned. It was supposed to have begun Nov. 6.

“In the interest of fairness, the adjournment request should be granted,” said Elson.

Calgary-based defence lawyer Cory Wilson, who came on last week as Pastuch’s legal counsel, argued her case for the adjournment by phone at Regina Court of Queen’s Bench on Thursday.

His recent hiring was one reason to delay the trial.

Read more at Leader Post

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.

Kayla Kuefler is the head writer and social media producer at Canadian Fraud News. Kayla was born-and-raised in Edmonton, Alberta and moved to Toronto in 2013 to pursue her Bachelor of Journalism at Ryerson University. Kayla has previously interned at Global News Edmonton, Global News Toronto and CBC News in London, England.

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