First, in United States of America v. Edwards, 2009 BCSC 1849, the person sought applied to call witnesses who would testify that he had no involvement or knowledge of the alleged fraudulent activities. At para. 4, the court held that the proffered evidence was inadmissible exculpatory evidence as the court’s role was not to consider alternative explanations or to weigh competing versions of evidence. The BCCA upheld this ruling in Edwards, supra.
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