Erica Levin found guilty in juror bribing case
Wife of psychiatrist Aubrey Levin found to have obstructed justice by trying to bribe jury member in his trial
October 09, 2014
A Calgary woman has been found guilty of trying to bribe a juror in the sexual assault trial against her husband.
Erica Levin, 71, was charged with obstruction of justice last year after a juror in the trial against Aubrey Levin, a former forensic psychiatrist. The juror claimed she was offered money in exchange for getting her husband acquitted.
Erica Levin bowed her head and began rocking as the jury’s decision was read in a Calgary courtroom Thursday.
She was released on bail. A date for sentencing will be set on Nov. 21.
Juror No. 3 wrote a letter to the presiding judge saying she was approached by Erica Levin on the C-Train platform, who tried to hand her an envelope full of cash while repeatedly saying “my husband is not guilty.”
After a lengthy court process, Aubrey Levin was convicted in January 2013 of sexually assaulting three patients in his care.
The sexual assault allegations came to light in 2010 after one patient came forward with secret videos he recorded during court-ordered sessions with the psychiatrist.
He was sentenced to five years in prison, which he started serving in April after losing his appeal.