The trial for the man accused of defrauding former CFL coach Michael “Pinball” Clemons and several other Toronto Argonauts was delayed Wednesday as Walter Garrick argued that the charges against him should be thrown out.

Garrick, 43, made a Charter argument, the details of which are covered by a publication ban. The judge’s decision is expected to take all day.

Garrick allegedly posed as a wealthy investor from 2004 to 2007. Garrick, who is representing himself, has pleaded not guilty to 10 counts of fraud and theft.

Clemons was scheduled to testify but was told to return to court later in the month. Former Argos quarterback Damon Allen is also expected to testify when the trial resumes.

Toronto police arrested Garrick in September 2007. They allege he pretended to be an Ivy League-educated doctor who retired after making millions during the dot-com boom.

He allegedly persuaded members of the Argos and others to invest with him, promising he’d replicate his own success and make them all wealthy.

Investigators allege the Oakville man then used the money to finance his personal life. Several individuals apparently lost their life savings in the process.