...the next time you're stranded in an Ontario hospital emergency room for six hours...
The actions of failed refugee claimant and accused murderer William Imona-Russel cost Ontario taxpayers more than $2 million — and one hard-working innocent woman her life.Gotta have priorities, right Dalton?
The 36-year-old Nigerian was facing a deportation order at the time of his arrest. Imona-Russel, who came to Canada in 2003 on a false passport, was initially receiving funding from Legal Aid Ontario until he fired five different lawyers.
As a result, the court appointed counsel last fall and ordered the province to pay the legal bill to avoid a possible mistrial.
Two lawyers were named as friends of the court to assist with Imona-Russel’s defence at a total cost of $300 per hour.