It will be well into the New Year before the fraud trial resumes for Ecolife Home Improvement owner David Murray.
New dates in 2022 were set in court last week. They are May 17, 19, and 30, and then June 2 and 9.
The trial started March 8 this year. Dozens of complainants are testifying in the trial, the majority of whom claim they lost thousands of dollars after hiring EcoLife to do renovations at their respective homes.
The trial was originally supposed to take 15 days in total, spread out over a period of time and hear from more than 40 witnesses.
The trial has been taking place virtually since it started in March.
Murray, 48, faces 35 counts of fraud over $5,000 dating back to May 7, 2016, and running through to March 28, 2019. The total of the alleged frauds is estimated at $800,000.
Murray is represented by Antoine-René Fabris of Elliot Lake.
Crown attorney Patrick Travers of the province’s Serious Fraud Office is prosecuting.