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Expelled TRU student accused of poaching info for civil suit during trial

September 13, 2013 - 3:42 PM

KAMLOOPS - A Kamloops man got some stern words from a judge who suspected he was using criminal proceedings to get an edge in a civil lawsuit.

"You cannot use these proceedings to elicit evidence in your civil proceedings," said Kamloops provincial court judge Stella Frame.

Adrian Miller, a former school board trustee candidate and TRU student, faces one charge of trespassing for an incident dating back to Oct. 4, 2012. The Crown alleges Miller trespassed onto TRU property despite being expelled and banned. He is also involved in a civil dispute with the university. He alleges the university ruined his career.

He is representing himself in his trial that began today in Kamloops Provincial Court. It's nothing new for Miller who has spent plenty of time in the court system for criminal and civil matters, always representing himself.

Today, he was cross-examining a University employee and appeared to be seeking information for his civil case.

"I don't know why you're going down this road. You are going so far into a fishing expedition," Frame said. "It might matter for your civil suit, but we're not (dealing with) your civil suit."

To contact a reporter for this story, email: jwallace@infotelnews.ca, call: (250) 319-7494 or tweet: @jess__wallace.

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