Monday, July 22, 2024

Feds charge former Green Beret with espionage with Russia

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — A former Army Green Beret living in northern Virginia was arrested on Friday, charged with divulging military secrets about his unit’s activities in former Soviet republics during more than a decade of contacts with Russian intelligence. (New York Post)
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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)

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)

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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  • Eby and de Jong trade barbs over Hastings Racecourse scandal
  • Liberal government blocked RCMP’s SNC-Lavelin corruption investigation

    The RCMP has had their attempts to look into potential obstruction of justice in the SNC-Lavalin affair blocked by the Trudeau government.  According to another explosive report from The Globe and Mail, Ottawa refused to lift cabinet confidentiality for all witnesses, seriously limiting the capacity for the RCMP to actually look into the matter. (The Post Millenial)
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  • RCMP were blocked from fully investigating Trudeau's office on SNC-Lavelin obstruction allegations
  • Sergeant-at-arms Gary Lenz resigns under cloud at B.C. Legislature

    The second of the suspended top officials at B.C.’s legislative assembly has resigned, 11 months after the pair were escorted off the grounds of parliament under a cloud of misspending allegations. (The Province)

    ‘Golden Boy’: Espionage suspect was a polarizing figure as he rose through RCMP ranks

    As Cameron Ortis climbed the ranks of the RCMP, there was no disputing the depth of his intelligence or his ability to get to the nub of complex matters. He was among a select cadre of “golden boys” — civilians tapped by the force to help tackle national security and other highly sensitive files. So impressed was former commissioner Bob Paulson, sources say, that he had floated the idea to the senior executive committee on multiple occasions of elevating them to senior police officer or “regular member” status through an expedited program. (National Post)

    Former cop who blew whistle wants standing in B.C. money laundering inquiry

    A lawyer says an inquiry into money laundering in British Columbia would not exist without the "courage" of an ex-police officer who spoke out about alleged "interference" with his mandate to investigate organized crime in casinos. (CBC)

    Witness was offered $10 million to change testimony SNC-Lavelin trial hears

    A key witness in Sami Bebawi’s fraud and corruption trial says he was once offered $10 million in exchange for more favourable testimony that could protect the former SNC-Lavalin executive vice-president. (National Post)

    Former SNC-Lavelin exec Sami Bebawi guilty on all corruption charges

    MONTREAL - A former SNC-Lavalin executive on trial for fraud and corruption has been found guilty of the crimes. Sami Bebawi, 73, faced trial on five charges, including fraud, corruption of foreign officials and laundering proceeds of crime. (Toronto Sun)

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