Prosecutor asks for time to 'consider' Vagramov proposal

Port Moody Mayor Robert Vagramov will see his criminal case return to court next month.

Port Moody Mayor Robert Vagramov will see his sexual assault case return to court next month.

Monday, Port Coquitlam provincial court Judge Robin McQuillan adjourned the file until Aug. 8 at 2 p.m. at the request of the special prosecutor Michael Klein.

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Karyn Leslie, articling student for Vagramov's lawyer, Ian Donaldson, told the judge the defence recently presented a "proposal" to Klein. Klein responded that he had received a “significant” amount of information and asked for additional time “for me to consider” the proposal.

Vagramov was not in court during the short morning hearing.

The mayor is charged with one count of sexual assault alleged to have happened in Coquitlam sometime between April and July 2015.

Last month, Klein said the charge against Vagramov will proceed summarily rather than by indictment.

Vagramov, who has publicly proclaimed his innocence, took a paid leave from his civic duties as of March 29, then, last month, announced he would stop collecting his $111,833 annual salary while the criminal matter is before the courts.

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