Friday, July 19, 2019

‘Wolf of Wall Street’ producer arrested in Malaysia accused of money laundering

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Hollywood producer Riza Aziz, stepson of the former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak, pleaded not guilty Friday to five counts of laundering money misappropriated from a Malaysian government investment fund. (National Post)

Bootleg liquor eyed as cause of Dominican Republic tourist deaths

Cops are investigating whether at least seven tourists who mysteriously died in the Dominican Republic were poisoned by counterfeit booze, The Post has learned. (New York Post)

Russian journalist investigating corruption detained on drug charges

Ivan Golunov, 36, a reporter for the Latvia-based independent news website Meduza was detained Thursday for alleged drug offenses, according to information published by the Moscow police. On Saturday, a Moscow court placed Mr. Golunov under house arrest for two months after he was charged with drug possession and intent to deal. (Fox News)

Feds expected to drop prosecution of Adm. Mark Norman

OTTAWA -The federal government is expected to pull the plug on its prosecution of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman for alleged breach of trust, the National Post has learned. (Ottawa Citizen)

Huawei decision should be a ‘no-brainer’ for Goodale

The federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said this week that he expected a decision on whether the government will allow the Huawei Chinese tech giant to provide the 5G technology to Canada to be made before the next federal election. At first blush one would wonder what the heck is the hold up? (True North)

Drug company founder convicted of bribing doctors with money, strippers to sell fentanyl

A pharmaceutical company founder accused of paying doctors millions of dollars in bribes to prescribe a highly addictive fentanyl spray was convicted Thursday in a case that exposed such marketing tactics as using a stripper-turned-sales-rep to give a physician a lap dance. (CBC)

Names of SNC employees, executives behind illegal Liberal Party donations revealed

A confidential document sent to the Liberal Party of Canada in 2016, and obtained by CBC/Radio-Canada, reveals how top officials at the embattled engineering firm SNC-Lavalin were named in a scheme to illegally influence Canadian elections. (CBC)

Federal agents raid Baltimore mayor’s home

Federal agents have raided the home of Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh amid uproar over lucrative business deals for her self-published children's book. FBI and tax agents also searched city hall and a training centre associated with Ms Pugh on Thursday. (BBC)

Vancouver businessman faces new charge of money laundering in alleged college admissions scandal

Prominent Vancouver businessman David Sidoo, indicted last month on a fraud conspiracy charge in connection with what U.S. authorities allege was a “nationwide college admissions scam,” now also faces a new criminal charge of money laundering conspiracy. (The Province)

The one and only person to blame for the SNC-Lavelin scandal

The Liberals and their surrogates would like you to know they’re sick and tired of the  media’s continued scrutiny of SNC-Lavalin, a.k.a. the great vampire squid wrapped around the face of Justin Trudeau’s government. (MacLeans)

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