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Examiner acquitted in driving school case

CALGARY, Alta. -- A truck driving school examiner was acquitted in a Calgary courtroom on May 26 on the claims he f...


CALGARY, Alta. — A truck driving school examiner was acquitted in a Calgary courtroom on May 26 on the claims he forged test results for unqualified drivers.

Sukhjeet (Steve) Sall sat in court facing 10 fraud charges and an allegation of breach of trust by a public official in connection with testing of drivers between May 2002 and January 2005.

The charges were a result of a lengthy investigation by officials into the practices of Delta Driving School.

But in court, Justice David Wilkins found Sall not guilty on fraud charges due to undependable evidence and distasteful conduct by the Alberta Registries investigator.

A number of the witnesses had changed their testimony since the initial investigation because of threats made by the investigator and Wilkins deemed their testimony tainted and unreliable.

Last month forgery charges stemming from the same case against Dr. Gurdit Singh Bhullar, were stayed by the court and prosecution against Bhullar will not proceed.

Bhullar was cleared of the charges for making a false entry on a medical examination report, as his lawyer explained the single entry was not an intentional deception.

— with files from the Calgary Sun


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