Drug squad cops who were cleared in 2004 with the case being thrown out of court were Ray Pollard, left, Steven Correia, Richard Benoit, Ned Maodus, Joe Miched and John Schertzer. in October 2009, the Court of Appeal ordered a new trial for all except Benoit.
Eight years after they were charged, five former members of
an elite drug squad have been convicted of several charges in the city’s
largest cop corruption trial.
After more than eight days of deliberations, an Ontario
Superior Court jury found former detective John Schertzer and four members of
the dibanded Team 3 of Central Field Command drug squad guilty of attempt to
Const. Steven Correia, the only defendant still a police
officer, was also convicted of perjury, as were Ned Maodus and Raymond Pollard.
Various defendants were aquitted of several other charges,
including assault causing bodily harm, extortion and theft over $5,000.
Schertzer, 54, Maodus, 49, Pollard, 48, Correia, 45, and
Joseph Miched, 53, were variouslycharged with conspiracy to attempt to obstruct
justice, theft, assault, perjury and extortion related to their work between
1997 and 2002