Satinder Singh Dhillon
The story of Satinder Paul Singh Dhillon
KPMG, Worlds fourth largest accounting firm advocates for maximum penalty
Canadian Citizen Being Prosecuted Under Archaic Law – Could Technically Face Death Penalty If Convicted
A Sikh Businessman from Abbotsford, British Columbia, and former employee of HSBC Finance (a subsidiary of Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation – the world’s 2nd largest bank), Vancouver City Savings (Canada’s largest Credit Union), and fundraiser for the Red Cross, Greenpeace, PBS, and the Anti-Defamation League, is being charged under a rarely used section of the Criminal Code in Canada for allegedly posting a blog, stemming from a matter in which he is owed $3 million.
Court records indicate that Satinder Paul Singh Dhillon, 34, was arrested from his residence located in Abbotsford, British Columbia, on Friday, July 2nd, 2010. Approximately 9 police officers showed up with a battering ram at 10:30 am, while Dhillon was asleep. He was woken by the officers, handcuffed without having been given the chance to change out of his pajamas, brush his teeth, nor eat or drink anything. He was then driven in handcuffs approximately 45 minutes away from where he lived, to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, (RCMP),detachment in Surrey British Columbia.
After arriving at the detachment, Dhillon was finger printed, asked to remove his shoes, and given grey disposable shoe covers to wear on his feet instead. Dhillon was then left in a cell for over 4 hours, and taken in for an interrogation that lasted over one and a half hours. The whole time since his arrest earlier that morning Dhillon had not eaten or drank anything, and towards the end of his interrogation Dhillon felt as if he was going to fall off his chair he was so light headed.
Upon conclusion of the interrogation, Dhillon was told by the arresting RCMP officer that he was “just doing his job”. Dhillon was then given a local bus pass, (despite the fact that he lived in Abbotsford, and there was no transit service that went from Surrey to Abbotsford), and released from custody at approximately 5:30 pm. The RCMP officer also gave Dhillon his wallet, cell phone, jeans and a jacket, which were retrieved at Dhillon’s request from his home during the arrest.
During his interrogation Satinder Paul Singh Dhillon- 34, told RCMP officers that he is owed $3 million, and is the largest creditor in an involuntary bankruptcy proceeding dating all the way back to 1999. Dhillon believes, as a creditor, KPMG, the world’s fourth largest accounting firm, should have been protecting his rights, and that of all the creditors – as prescribed by the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act in Canada.
KPMG was appointed as the Trustee some 13 years ago, in this now longest running bankruptcy proceeding in the history of Canada.
Also during the interrogation an RCMP officer stated to Dhillon that he was ‘served on a platter’ by KPMG, and the officer goes on to state to Dhillon,“you got a target on your back”.
The interrogation also revealed that according to one of the two RCMP officers that interrogated Dhillon, KPMG is on a mission to “silence” anyone who speaks about this case, and that KPMG has a “serious amount of resources”. The officer also states to Dhillon that “it’s quite obvious they’re after you”. Dhillon responds to being arrested, and learning what the officers are telling him by stating, “next they will put a bullet in my head, because there’s $800 million dollars involved”.
A transcribed copy of the interrogation also shows that the RCMP acknowledge that at the time the officers arrested Mr. Dhillon, they were not aware that Dhillon was the largest creditor in this historic proceeding, and even though KPMG filed the complaint with the RCMP, and put considerable time and resources to “serve” up Dhillon, they had neglected to inform them of Dhillon’s status as a creditor, and instead referred to him as “evil”, an “annoyance” and a “loser” who “can’t get his money” and that KPMG just wanted him to “go away”.
The officer continues on, and says to Dhillon that KPMG ‘just wants to shut you up’ and that KPMG “don’t give a shit about you”. Dhillon responds at one point during the interrogation, by asking how come “nobody did anything when the creditors called the RCMP?”.
At one point the interrogation takes a turn for a brief moment, and the officer states, while referring to KPMG, “let’s be honest right, they are accountable, they should be held accountable”, but then soon thereafter says, “they’re gonna laugh at you, you’re gonna go off to jail, and they’re gonna laugh at you, and hey that’s, you know what, the facts”. He also further berates Dhillon, saying “Don’t go all Malcolm X on me, okay…Don’t get all Ghandi on me.”
One of the officers states that he is trying to get both sides of the story, and that KPMG is advocating that Dhillon is evil, and has done something “horrible and horrendous”, and that he ‘should be thrown away’ and get the “maximum penalty”. Dhillon finishes off the interrogation by stating “who’d thought that, the accountants in the world could do something like this”.
In this particular case, for some odd reason, the Ministry of the Attorney General in B.C. has chosen to prosecute this allegation of posting a blog, and contempt of court against Dhillon under the last exception left under common law in Canada. According to this archaic, and draconian law, Dhillon is to be tried by Judge alone, at taxpayer’s expense, and he does not have the option to have a jury of his peers, despite potentially facing time in prison, and technically the death penalty could be applied.
Further to this, the trial Judge in this matter will also be the sentencing Judge, and reserves, solely, the right to stay the charges. The Ministry of the Attorney General appears not to be able to stay the proceedings, as is usually the case.
This last remaining common law exception is so old that the death penalty still technically applies, even though Canada abolished the death penalty in 1976, the year before Dhillon was born.
Court transcripts also reveal that Mr. Howard Mickelson, of the law firm Gudmundseth Mickelson LLP (http://www.lawgm.com/index.html), a lawyer hired by KPMG, appeared on the accounting firm’s behalf, at a hearing where Dhillon, through an attorney, approximately 3 months after his arrest, had requested to get back the documents, and computer equipment that the RCMP had seized during the raid on his house.
This appearance by KPMG’s lawyer is noteworthy due to the fact during a criminal proceeding, a civil lawyer has no standing before the court, and the fact that Mr. Mickelson states in his bio that he “represents an international chartered accountancy firm defending professional negligence claims involving issues of tax and bankruptcy practice”. (http://www.lawgm.com/hmpage.html).
At the time of the publication of this article, Dhillon had yet to receive any of the things that were seized during the raid, which took place over two years ago.
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Canadian Citizen told that he may not be allowed to present the Truth as a Defence!
KPMG - World's 4th Largest Accounting Firm is Driving Force Behind Push to Have Canadian Convicted. Satinder Paul Singh Dhillon, a Canadian citizen by birth and the son of Punjabi immigrants, has been charged with Criminal Contempt of Court for allegedly posting a blog about KPMG and others. He is owed over $3 million dollars.
On Wednesday, September 17, 2014, the trial will enter a pivotal point to determine if the Truth can be used as a Defence. (The Law Courts are located at 800 Smithe Street, Downtown, Vancouver)
Mr. Dhillon has been told that just because the blog may be true, that doesn’t mean that he can use the truth as a Defence in the trial!
During the second round of the trial, that took place last week, Dhillon stated in open court, while referring to this upcoming hearing that “you might as well change the name of the government to KPMG”!
At Wednesday’s hearing, the judge presiding over the matter (Madam Justice Holmes), is coming early to court and has booked a special emergency hearing for 9:00 AM which is currently scheduled to last one hour, before she begins her regularly scheduled hearings at 10:00 AM.
She has given Dhillon, KPMG’s lawyers and the Government’s lawyers approximately one hour to argue whether or not the use of ‘truth’ as a Defence will be permitted. It should be noted here, that KPMG and the Government of British Columbia are on the same side in this matter and are working together.
Mr. Dhilon had the following to say; ‘It boggles my mind that I am being challenged on this. If the blog is true, then why can’t I use that as a Defence? Are we not allowed to speak the truth in this country anymore? It is well known that truth is a standard Defence in a case like this one.’
Other points of interest in this matter are as follows:
The law that is being applied in this case is some 800 years old and dates back to the Middle Ages, the death penalty still technically applies, even though Canada abolished it in 1976, the year before the accused was born.
Dhillon is being tried by Judge alone, at taxpayer’s expense, and he does not have the option to have a jury of his peers, despite potentially facing time in jail and technically the death penalty.
None of the KPMG staff or legal representatives, mentioned in the blog post (which are the subject of the Criminal Contempt Charges against Dhillon), are ready to testify voluntarily and are fighting the subpoenas that have been issued to them by Mr. Dhillon.
KPMG is refusing to hand over their file to Dhillon, despite the fact that he is entitled to it under the law! The government is helping KPMG in this matter as well.
KPMG has stated they want to “silence” Dhillon. During his interrogation, an RCMP officer stated to Dhillon that he was ‘served on a platter’ by KPMG, and the officer went on to state to Dhillon, “you got a target on your back”.
The interrogation also revealed that KPMG is on a mission to stop anyone from speaking about this matter and that they have a “serious amount of resources” with which to do it. The officer also states to Dhillon that “it’s quite obvious they’re after you”. Dhillon responds to being arrested, and learning what the officers are telling him by stating, “next they will put a bullet in my head, because there’s $800 million dollars involved”.
These proceedings have seen Mr. Dhillon nearly die from an ulcer that was bleeding in his stomach, a result of stress from the court proceedings and the previous years of persecution by KPMG and their associates.
Dhillon argued in court, sometimes sitting, sometimes standing, with a wheelchair, yoga mat and pillow nearby, in case he collapsed during the proceedings, as he spent three nights in the hospital, leading up to the eve of the trial. Mr. Dhillon decided to check himself out on the third day so that he could attend court and fight the ridiculous charges. (The first round of this trial was held in courtroom 20 – the special $7.2 Million high security courtroom that was built for the Air India trial – to read more about that courtroom, please click here.
It should also be noted that two days after Dhillon told the Court that he would be making an application to have the trial televised in August, the Court, in an interrelated proceeding, put a Warrant out for his arrest, in a secret hearing, whereby Dhillon was not even present and was not even informed that a hearing was taking place!
At the secret hearing it was granted by the Court that Mr. Dhillon was to be imprisoned at British Columbia’s worst facility (North Fraser Pre-trial).
After having the Warrant reversed, and attending the second round of his trial, after having to stay at an undisclosed location for almost 10 days, Dhillon was denied an adjournment by the judge. This was despite the fact that he laid out why he could not have prepared properly for the trial. He was then told he could no longer even make the application, to have the trial televised!
"I am fed up with being treated as a second class citizen and having to live at the whim of KPMG’s power in this country," said Dhillon. "Some of my friends, when we try to make light of this whole situation, now call me ‘second class Satinder’! Without a sense of humor I would likely already be dead”
In an affidavit filed in these proceedings, Mr. Dhillon stated "It truly is ironic that not one person mentioned in the blog postings is willing to appear voluntarily and in fact they are seeking to avoid having to testify altogether. These actions really do speak volumes about what is really going on,"
"At the end of the day I’m just the child of Punjabi immigrants who grew up picking berries in Abbotsford, and KPMG is a multi-billion dollar conglomerate with unlimited resources, power and political clout. I should be flattered that they are paying so much attention I guess," Dhillon said in an Affidavit.
This past week, Dhillon fought through the second round of the trial and many members of the public and media attended the hearings and witnessed it all first hand.
On Wednesday (September 17th, 2014), the very foundation of this country will be tested, as the arguments being presented will be to see if the TRUTH is allowed as a Defence in this great nation!
All members of the public and media are welcome to come on Wednesday and witness these historic proceedings!
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A local financial advisor has been sentenced to jail for refusing to take down blog posts that the B.C. Supreme Court said were “disparaging or defamatory” about the KPMG international auditing firm, and that suggested several judges had “improperly aligned themselves” with the company.
Satinder Paul Singh Dhillon was sentenced earlier this month to 30 days jail time for continuing his refusal to take down blog posts from March and April 2010. The posts deal with the bankruptcy proceedings of Erwin Braich, to which Dhillon stood as a creditor for several million dollars, according to the court.
“The statements also alleged or strongly implied that several of the judges who had roles in the bankruptcy proceedings improperly aligned themselves with KPMG, and took concerted and ill-motivated steps to protect KPMG’s interests in the bankruptcy proceedings.
A previous court document identified one post’s title: KPMG Stifles Freedom of Speech in Desperate Move. That post remains online today. What exactly the other two posts, made in March 2010, said is not immediately clear. According to the court, the blog containing those posts was removed sometime before June 22 this year.
Dhillon submitted in court that he maintains the statements made in the posts were true and publishing them was merely an exercise of freedom of expression. The court rejected that reasoning, however, as there was already a specific order from the courts for him to take down the posts, which were described by the court as “scurrilous attacks.” The court added that Dhillon knew he should have filed and pursued an appeal through the court rather than act in defiance.
“When that failure was the subject of comment during the trial, you explained you had no confidence in the Court of Appeal to treat you fairly and impartially,” the judge wrote.
Asides from the jail term, Dhillon is also ordered to remove the posts from all publications within 24 hours of his release.