Surrey Six Mounties could face charges
Four Mounties in the "Surrey Six" gangland homicide investigation could face criminal charges, as a special prosecutor has been asked to review the findings of an external investigation.
The appointment of prosecutor Christopher Considine comes after an Ontario Provincial Police investigation probing a sergeant's alleged affair with a potential witness in the case.
Reports indicate the witness and her testimony may have been used to help identify the people who massacred six men on the 15th floor of the Balmoral Tower at 9830 East Whalley Ring Rd. in Surrey on Oct. 19, 2007.
Two of the six killed were innocent bystanders, 22-year-old Chris Mohan from Surrey and Ed Schellenberg, 55, of Abbotsford.
Last year, RCMP revealed they were investigating a sergeant involved in the case for an "inappropriate relationship."
Now, four officers are included in the relationship investigation, while a fifth faces unrelated charges of fraud and attempted fraud in relations to overtime charges. The officer investigated for fraud is not part of the special prosecutor's assignment.
Several people have been charged in the 2007 slaying.
In April 2009, Dennis Karbovanec, then 27, was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 15 years after pleading guilty to three counts of second-degree murder and one count of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.
Karbovanec struck a plea bargain with prosecutors that meant he would have a chance of leaving prison sooner than he would if convicted of first-degree murder.
James Bacon is charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of conspiracy to commit murder in the case, while Cody Rae Haevischer and Matthew Johnson are each charged with six counts of first-degree murder and one count of conspiracy.
Quang Vinh Thang Le, Matthew James Johnston, Cody Rae Haevischer, and Sophon Sek are also charged in the case.
~with files from CTV