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Trio plead guilty to damaging trees

Three people are scheduled to be sentenced on Thursday in Richmond provincial court after pleading guilty to 26 counts under the city's tree protection bylaw.

Amandeep K. Dhillon, Paramjit S. Pandher and Karpal Singh were accused of preparing a site for rezoning, and damaging 27 trees before the site assessment process had been completed.

A property at 22391 Westminster Hwy. was eyed for a residential development, and at one point, protection had been put in place for the trees on the property.

But those barriers were removed at some point, and the three men, linked to a B.C. numbered company (0740769 BC Ltd.) went ahead with preparing the site and in doing so damaged a variety of species of trees.

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