Fraud charges against Gillani dropped

Controversial Toronto businessman claims he had ties to Rahim Jaffer

Nazim Gillani, the Toronto-based businessman whose connections to Rahim Jaffer set off a series of lobbying investigations into the activities of Jaffer and Helena Guergis, has been cleared of fraud charges. The judge and prosecutor in the wire fraud case against Gillani say there was no reasonable prospect of convicting Gillani. Gillani testified before a Commons committee that he nurtured a business relationship with Jaffer in a bid to land government contracts, allegations the former Conservative MP denied.

CBC News

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