A former Vancouver lawyer serving a 15 year jail term in the United States says his constitutional rights are being violated.
Lawyer John Conroy says his client Martin Chambers, who has served 12 of a 15 year jail sentence after he was convicted of money laundering for a Colombian drug cartel, wants to come back to Canada.
Conroy says the US has consented to the transfer, but Canada rejected it.
Conroy says the maximum sentence for the offences in Canada is ten years jail, so Chambers should be brought back and set free.
“In Canada instead of saying you’re a Canadian citizen come back and you’ll be released and done cause you’ve served the maximum that we seek for that type of offence, is instead saying no to their citizen.”
Conroy says Chambers is now being unlawfully detained.