Home NASL & USL FC Edmonton Former FCE forward Sadi Jalali gets arraignment date on drug-trafficking charge

Former FCE forward Sadi Jalali gets arraignment date on drug-trafficking charge


Former FC Edmonton and Canadian youth national team player Sadi Jalali now has an arraignment date of Sept. 8 at Court of Queen’s Bench.

Jalali had his preliminary inquiry on cocaine trafficking charges Thursday in Edmonton provincial court. A publication ban was placed on the evidence presented at Thursday’s court proceedings. The Sept. 8 court date was set after the hearing was cut short before all the witnesses could testify; the Crown and defence agreed to move on to the arraignment.

Jalali and his older brother, Saidkheyam, were arrested on Aug. 3, 2016 after their vehicles were pulled over by police. Sadi was charged with cocaine trafficking, for allegedly having $5,280 and 16 small baggies of cocaine in the car. His brother was allegedly in possession of $3,950 and a handgun.

The arrests came after FCE had released Sadi Jalali.

Jalali played in the U-17 World Cup for Canada, scoring in a game against England. He was also part of the Vancouver Whitecaps Residency before returning home to Edmonton. Jalali made 25 appearances for the Eddies over three seasons, scoring twice and adding three assists.


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  1. Steedman

    July 21, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    Without knowing his sentencing, I’d say he could potentially be out in 2-5, probably on the earlier side with probation.
    So if he keeps fit a league like CPL could work because of no boarders to cross, but yeah he’d be a P.R. nightmare.
    His career is toast,

  2. frank smooth

    July 20, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    I think these stories are going make to difficult for sadi to start a post soccer life or join a cpl club

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