Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Former casino investigators question whether officials unwilling to stop money laundering

VANCOUVER - Several former investigators who say they lost jobs in B.C.’s casino industry for whistle-blowing are questioning whether some B.C. officials deliberately allowed government-regulated casinos to be used as hubs for money laundering.(Global News)

Opposition screams ‘Cover-up’ as Liberals shut down committee hearing on SNC-Lavelin affair

Opposition MPs hurled angry claims of a "coverup" today after Liberals used their majority to shut down an emergency meeting of the committee probing the SNC-Lavalin affair. The meeting was requested by Conservative and NDP members to press the Liberals to recall Jody Wilson-Raybould to testify again, even though the Liberals already had defeated a similar motion. (CBC)
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    Attorney General and former minister trade barbs over racecourse corruption allegations

    Liberal MLA Mike de Jong is accusing Attorney General David Eby of misleading the public by saying he raised concerns about impropriety in horse racing while still in opposition, but no action was taken by the then Liberal government. (Vancouver Sun)

    Ontario Law Society probes lawyer’s relationship with terrorist client

    A Toronto criminal lawyer faces an investigation into her relationship with a terrorist client after jail-guards alleged they saw videos of her crawling under the table during jail-house visits, the Toronto Sun has learned. (Toronto Sun)
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    Michael Avenatti charged with trying to extort $20 million out of Nike

    NEW YORK - Attorney Michael Avenatti, who represented adult film star Stormy Daniels in her legal battles with U.S. President Donald Trump, was charged on Monday with what prosecutors said was an attempt to “shake down” Nike Inc for over $20 million. (Reuters)

    Appearances are everything in politics

    On Labour Day, the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau tried to join the annual parade in Hamilton. His path was blocked by a small group of unionists who wanted nothing to do with him. In the video you can hear them chanting “Hey, hey, ho, ho, Justin Trudeau’s got to go.” (True North News)

    SNC Lavelin could face criminal charges over Montreal bridge project

    MONTREAL - Quebec prosecutors are working with the RCMP on the possibility of new criminal charges against SNC-Lavalin tied to a contract to refurbish Montreal’s Jacques Cartier Bridge, court documents show. (National Post)

    Secret recording by Jody Wilson-Reybould backs interference allegations in SNC-Lavelin scandal

    OTTAWA - A trove of detailed evidence documenting Jody Wilson-Raybould’s final days as justice minister and attorney general — including a secretly-recorded phone call with then-Privy Council Clerk Michael Wernick — has reinforced her claim that government officials attempted to interfere in the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin and undermined the accounts of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and some of his top aides. (National Post)

    Mexico disarms Acapulco police force linked to cartels

    MEXICO CITY - Authorities in southern Mexico disarmed and placed under investigation the entire police force in the once-glittering resort of Acapulco on Tuesday, claiming the local cops were infiltrated by drug gangs. (CTV News)

    B.C. racetrack story shows extent of illegal immigration problem

    Law enforcement officials are alleging that an official in the B.C. government has been selling racetrack licences and work permits to illegal immigrants from Mexico. Two weeks ago, as a part of their investigation into this matter, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) conducted a large raid at the Hasting Racetrack in Vancouver. According to a law enforcement source who spoke to the Sun, 23 people were arrested. (True North)
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