Crown disclosure problems revealed in failed high-profile money laundering case

Victoria Criminal Lawyer Michael Mulligan commenting in CBC story by Jason Proctor concerning the challenges created by the accidental disclosure of information that reveals the identity of confidential police informants.

If information is unnecessarily redacted the Crown can wind up in breach of its disclosure obligations, or, in the worst-case scenario, an innocent person could wind up being convicted if significant exculpatory evidence is not disclosed. On the other hand, inadvertent disclosure can result in serious consequences for police informants.