CORNWALL – A Cornwall councillor is facing criminal charges in Quebec surrounding an event that happened during the week the Cornwall River Kings changed hands in 2014.
Brock Frost is facing fraud and forged document-related charges.
The charges were filed April 27, 2015 and a court document states a summons was issued on that date. A police spokeswoman suggested that summons would probably be delivered through mail requiring a signature.
“(I have) never received any calls, never was arrested, never went to court, never served any papers, nothing. This entirely thing is bizarre and I have no idea what any of this is,” the dumbfounded councillor said in an email to Cornwall Newswatch.
The document lists an address on Headline Road in Long Sault, which Frost tells Cornwall Newswatch is a rental property. The councillor is currently living in downtown Ottawa.
The Quebec court document shows the date of the alleged crime as June 11, 2014 – two days after Frost was officially named owner of the team.
The date was also in the same week as the LNAH draft in Sorel, Que.
However, Cornwall Newswatch has learned the police acted on a complaint from a bank, which may have headquarters in Levis, thus ruling out a possible contract dispute with a hockey player.
“If we take it (this case) it’s because it’s happened in our territory,” Levis, Que. police spokeswoman Guylaine Laflamme said.
What’s not clear is the nature of the bank complaint. According to a LNAH official, Frost had to prove his solvency to the league during the June 2014 transaction but a bond to buy the team didn’t have to change hands at that time.
The actual transaction date and when the bond was given to the league is not known.
None of the allegations against Frost have been proven in court.
Comment taken out of context
In an email to Cornwall Newswatch, Coun. Frost also addressed a comment attributed to him. In it, Frost said “I live in Ottawa and don’t pay much attention to what is said in Cornwall.”
“Definitely taken out of context. What was meant is that I don’t pay attention to the gossip. I’m very up to date and focused on “real life” not online drama,” he wrote.
A date of June 19, 2015 has been set aside in Quebec to hear the case.