The Tom Harding Defense Website was created to assist Tom Harding - the locomotive engineer at the center of the July 6,2013 LacMegantic Quebec derailment - with legal fees that have been incurred since his arrest on May 12 2014. He was freed on $15,000 bail. Tom faces 47 counts of criminal negligence causing death, one count for each person who was killed when a runnaway train derailed and exploded in the center of LacMegantic destroying the town center. He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison if convicted.
Last June 22 a Quebec judge rejucted a motion by Toms laywer to throw the case out of court because of a series of abuses by the Quebec prosecutor, including the cancelling of the normal preliminary hearing to decide weather there is a basis to proceed to a trial.
The trial is under way in Sherbrooke Que. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/lac-megantic-criminal-trial-begins-sherbrooke-1.4315201
Please help Tom by making a donation to this fund. Any amount would be greatly appreciated.
If you wish to send a check, please send it to:
Tom Harding Defense Fund
1817 Columbia Turnpike
Castleton New York 12033
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The Tom Harding Defense Fund is a website inspired by a former coworker at Canadian Pacific Railway and created by railroad employees in the Albany, NY area.