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.
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