A North Shore man who was previously convicted of trying to bribe a police officer has been handed a 12-month jail sentence for obstruction of justice - this time for handing in a forged letter of employment to a B.C. Supreme Court judge.
Houman Rahmani , 28, will serve 10 months in jail - on top of the two months he already spent in custody - after being found guilty of lying to a judge about a job offer to try to have a court-ordered curfew relaxed.
Rahmani told a B.C. Supreme Court justice in March 2012 that he needed his bail conditions changed to accommodate a job he'd been offered at a supermarket bakery in North Vancouver.
But during a trial in North Vancouver provincial court, the supposed employer - a friend of Rahmani's family - testified he hadn't ever made Rahmani a formal offer of work.
A few months after handing up the fake employment letter, Rahmani was handed a oneyear conditional sentence for trying to pay a West Vancouver police officer $10,000 to let him go after Rahmani was arrested for breaching his bail curfew.
Rahmani had been taken to Lions Gate Hospital with chest pains after his arrest and told the officer watching him he could arrange to pay him $10,000 if the officer would let him leave.
Rahmani also tried to bribe a corrections officer while he was being held in North Fraser Pre-Trial Centre in 2011, asking if he could pay money to get more privileges.
At the same time he was sentenced for obstructing justice this month, Rahmani was also handed a 30-day sentence for a separate incident in March when he went to his parents' home in the British Properties at 4 a.m. and threatened them while wielding a knife. Police said at the time the dispute was over money.
A defence lawyer for Rahmani indicated his client has been diagnosed with mental illness.
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