SENTENCE IN R. v. CHAND

BRAMPTON, Ontario – November 26, 2010 – Steven Vikash Chand, 29, was sentenced today in Ontario Superior Court, to seven months and 10 days in addition to credit for time-served, for a total of 10 years in prison, for his role in a terrorist plot.

On June 23, 2010, a jury found him guilty of participating in a terrorist group contrary to s. 83.18(1) of the Criminal Code. He was also found guilty of counselling to commit fraud over $5000 for the benefit of the group.

Steven Chand has been in custody since his arrest on June 2, 2006.

Both parties have 30 days to decide if they will seek to appeal the sentence. For the Public Prosecution Service of Canada, the decision to appeal is outlined in the policy in the FPS Deskbook which is a public document.

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.

-30-

Information:

Date modified: