16 January 2009

Simmonds nabs plea deal for Byrne

Former natural resources minister Ed Byrne pleaded guilty to two of the charges against him resulting from the House of Assembly spending scandal.

He pleaded guilty to a count of fraud and another to a count of fraud against the government. 

The Crown dropped other charges as part of a plea agreement worked out with Bryne through his lawyer, Robert Simmonds, Q.C.

Simmonds’ media scrum outside court is available here in ram format.