Ottawa convoy organizer Pat Rex is facing two new charges, the day after his bail review hearing came to an abrupt and unexpected halt Midweek when his lawyer’south calculator appeared to be hacked.
The details of the hacking were protected by a publication ban ordered by Justice Graeme Mew, but he lifted the order this morning afterward hearing arguments from a lawyer representing several media outlets.
The rest of the evidence and testimony from court Wednesday and today still cannot be shared.
Today, the Crown announced it would lay new charges against King: perjury and obstruction of justice.
Those charges are expected to be laid this afternoon.
King’s lawyer, David Goodman, was appearing by video conference during the proceedings Wed when a robotic female vocalization started speaking from his computer, warning him not to turn off or restart the machine because his IP address had been accessed.
Later, the Crown relayed that Goodman’s client files appeared to take been compromised, just today Goodman said nothing has been corrupted.
Information technology’due south not clear if the attack has any relation to King’south case.
Equally court was adjourned today, Rex was seen putting his head in his hands. His bond hearing will be rescheduled to a afterwards date.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 14, 2022.