Stanley Cup Riot Charges Approved Against 5 More People

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VANCOUVER - More criminal charges are stacking up against those accused of taking part in last year's Stanley Cup riot in Vancouver.

The B.C. Criminal Justice Branch has approved charges against five people, bringing the total number of suspects charged to 161.

The latest charges against three adults and two juveniles include taking part in a riot, mischief, break and enter and using a face mask to commit an offence.

The juveniles can't be named, but the adults are Joseph Graham, Brock Bigattini and Beau Pearson.

The riot in June of 2011 saw mobs smash windows, burn cars and loot stores in downtown Vancouver after the Canucks lost Game 7 of The Stanley Cup final to Boston.

Several people have already pleaded guilty for their part in the riot, and earlier this month the Crown indicated it was appealing sentences for two men because it said the sentences were too lenient.

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