Crown Closes its Case Against 20-year-old Man Among the Toronto 18 Alleged Terrorists

Judge John Sproat is expected to hear closing arguments from the Crown and the defense next week before he announces his verdict, which could be weeks or months away. Both sides are to give closing arguments next week on the 20-year-old training-camp participant at the centre of Canada’s first terror trial. The Crown has portrayed the youth as a promising and obedient rookie, while the defense has claimed he was a na_ve. Some questions have also been placed on the integrity of the police informant, Mubin Shaikh, paid $300,000 by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to infiltrate the alleged terrorist cell.