Karl Rove, please pick up the white courtesy phone…
Riding association president Sarfraz Warraich, 42, of Barrie, has been charged with gang sexual assault and attempting to obstruct justice.
A second board member, 43-year-old Barrie resident Arif Mehmood, has also been charged with gang sexual assault.
Also charged with gang sexual assault are Ashfaq Gondal, 50, of Barrie; Sardar Muhammad, 45, of Barrie; and Zaidy Hussian, 37, of Innisfil. None of them are linked to the riding association, according to sources.
All five men — four of whom have their occupations on court documents listed as taxi drivers — are scheduled to appear in court next Wednesday.
An interpreter in Erdu, an official language in Pakistan, has also been requested for the court proceedings.
A reader asks if these are a few of those famous “poor foreign cab drivers with PhDs” we never hear the end of and are bullied into feeling sorry for…