Friday, July 19, 2019

Michael Cohen sentenced to three years in prison

A federal judge on Thursday sentenced longtime Donald Trump lawyer Michael Cohen to three years in jail for a series of crimes to which he pleaded guilty, saying his cooperation with the Russia probe 'does not wipe the slate clean.' (Daily Mail)

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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  • 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)

    Police in Costa Rica arrested in bold extortion plot targeting Canadian tourists

    Police officers in Costa Rica have been arrested for shaking down Canadians in an extortion scheme targeting unwary tourists. (National Post)

    Possible fraud, theft of public funds led to removal of senior officers of the legislature

    VICTORIA - Two senior officers of the B.C. legislature who were publicly escorted out of the building in Victoria this week amid a criminal probe are being investigated for possible fraud and theft involving public funds, two sources told Postmedia News Wednesday. (Vancouver Sun)
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  • Treasury employee charged with leaking financial info on Trump team

    The top Treasury Department employee who was charged Wednesday with leaking confidential financial documents pertaining to former Trump officials was apprehended the previous evening with a flash drive containing the allegedly pilfered information in her hand, prosecutors said in court papers. (Fox News)

    China says detained Interpol chief is focus of bribery, corruption investigation

    China said on Monday it was investigating former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei for bribery and other violations, days after French authorities said the Chinese official had been reported missing by his wife after travelling to his home country. (Globe & Mail)
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  • 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)

    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)

    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)

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