They are claiming$22.5 Million
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Believed to have been a victim “of a lax investigation by the Sûreté du Québec “and a” kerfuffle court of the Director of criminal and penal prosecutions “that resulted in” a stay of proceedings “, a family of Quebec is now calling for an amount of$22.5 Million.
In September 2015, the chemist Daniel Cozak, a former professor of the Université Laval, and his two sons Charles and Samuel were arrested at their family cottage located at Lac-Baker, New Brunswick. They had been charged, then, to have produced the ecstasy.
In November, after they had been held for two years and two months, the judge Réna Émond has ruled in a case of proceedings under the judgment in Jordan, since it was felt that a period of 24 months and a half of which was attributable to the Crown, which exceeded the ceiling set at 18 months by the supreme Court of Canada.
Last December 14, the Attorney general of Quebec, the Director of criminal and penal prosecutions and the Sûreté du Québec have therefore been put in default for an amount of$22.5 Million.
According to the document, which The Newspaper has obtained a copy, ” the law enforcement authorities and the Director of criminal and penal prosecutions have acted without discernment, with a carefree dissolute and without regard to the consequences that their behaviour could have on the defendants.”
For Me Stéphane Harvey, who has defended Daniel Cozak throughout these 26 months, such a situation can be “difficult to monetize” since being cut off from the world for two years simply has ” shattered their lives “.
“Today, they have to live with the stigma of an event that should never have taken place. The father is a chemist, so he has problems with his or her professional order, Samuel was about to become a lawyer… and the joint has lived a true hell, because, from one day to the next, he removed his family… so it was very difficult for her “, explained to Me, Harvey.
And the back “in reality” for the Cozak has not been an easy thing. They live it even “more difficult than they thought,” he added to Me, Harvey.
“Attacked in prison “
Following such notice, the relevant authorities have 10 days to give a response. If, at the end of this period, nothing happened, a prosecution official will be filed and others may follow.
“In detention, they have had a treatment that is not adequate. Daniel has been attacked in prison, he was picked up at the hospital… so we are currently assessing the possibility of filing remedies in respect of the detention, ” said the lawyer in conclusion.
The amounts claimed by each member of the family Cozak as overall compensation and compensatory :
- Anne Guillemette (wife and mother):$1.5 M
- Daniel Cozak:$7 Million
- Samuel Cozak (which was about to enter the Bar):$9 Million
- Charles Cozak:$5 Million
- Total:$22.5 Million