Nuttall, Korody lawyers accuse police of dirty tricks in latest terror plot twist
Lawyers for Amanda Korody and John Nuttall claim RCMP using bail supervisors to re-interrogate the couple
Lawyers for Amanda Korody and John Nuttall claim the RCMP is using bail supervisors to re-interrogate the pair in an attempt to prove they are still a terrorist threat.
"We say that the RCMP investigators have directed the bail supervisors to insist on daily personal attendance ... and to pursue certain lines of inquiry with our clients, which makes in effect, the bail supervisor an agent of the state," said Marilyn Sanford, Nuttall's lawyer.
Terrorism-related charges against Nuttall and Korody relating to a plot to plant pressure cooker bombs on the grounds of the B.C. legislature in 2013 were stayed this past July after a judge ruled police had entrapped the couple.
The Crown is now seeking a "terrorism peace bond" against the two that would restrict their movements.
"What's troubling to us is that [bail supervisors] have had interactions with police investigators who have prompted them on issues they should address in these interviews, which is not the role of a bail supervisor," said Korody's lawyer Mark Jette. "They're more in the nature of interviews, almost crossing the line into interrogations."
Nuttall and Korody have been meeting regularly with bail supervisors since their release as part of the order under the Crown's application for a terrorism peace bond.
Police believe the two still pose a terrorist threat. A judge will decide in January whether to admit evidence from the previous trial.
A voire dire will be held after that to determine whether to admit testimony from the pair's bail supervisors.
With files from Farrah Merali