.....Mr. William Berardino the 'supposedly' independent prosecutor in the RailGate case?
Why yes, I believe they did:
".....And what sort of government do we have in B.C. when our top justice official, Attorney-General Mike de Jong, can agree to pay the crooked officials' $6-million legal fees as part of a deal between a supposedly independent special prosecutor and the defence lawyers? What is the point of hiring an independent prosecutor in the first place, if at the end of the process the attorney-general — a politician in the very government whose integrity the case brings into question — will be needed to approve such a massive carrot in the plea bargain? Have the payment of lawyers' fees ever before been part of such an arrangement?..."
As for all that other stuff.
You know, the stuff that asks what kind of government would suddenly decide to have two minions.....errrrrr....Deputy Ministers.....put together a secret deal to pay $6 million dollars to get the 'crooked officials' to call off their lawyers just as said lawyers are about to start hammering the heck out of other officials of the very same government....
That all suggests to me that we have the sort of Government that knows in its heart of hearts that it is the one that is really and truly crooked at its core.
Otherwise, why pay for absolutely everything?