Sunday, October 15, 2017

Jamie Bacon files 'Jordan' application

The trial for former Red Scorpions leader Jamie Bacon is set for March 2018, nearly nine years after he was arrested in a police take-down outside his Abbotsford home on April 4, 2009. Charges were laid in 2009 against four Red Scorpion gangsters, including the alleged plot mastermind, Jamie Bacon. Two of those charged, Cody Haevischer and Matthew Johnston, were convicted of first-degree murder in 2014 and sentenced to life in prison.

Like the pretrial proceedings, the 'Jordan' application will be held in a closed court with no access by the public or media. It's impossible to know why there have been so many delays in the Bacon matter because of the publication bans and closed hearings.
Bacon has been in pretrial custody for eight and a half years, a near record in B.C. Assuming credit for time and one half while in pre-trial custody, Bacon has already basically served the equivalent of an almost 13 year sentence. His 'Jordan' application was supposed to be heard on Sept. 11th. Another matter had precedence and it has yet to be rescheduled.

Many of those involved in the Surrey Six murder have been released. Red Scorpion founder Michael Le, who pleaded guilty to conspiracy is now out of jail after serving a three-year term. Sophon Sek, who pleaded guilty to break and enter for helping the killers access the suite, is up before the Parole Board next month.
Bacon won a court decision over his detention. The case over Bacon's jail conditions was decided in June 2010 with a scathing 103-page ruling that agreed Bacon’s rights had been violated when he was held in solitary confinement and locked down 23 hours a day, and had his phone privileges and visits curtailed without reason.

During the court proceedings, it came to light that all of Bacon’s calls to his lawyer had been recorded during an eight-month period in 2009.