Saturday, August 15, 2020

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)

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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  • 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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  • First domino falls in Durham probe

    Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith will plead guilty to making a false statement in the first criminal case arising from U.S. Attorney John Durham's review of the investigation into links between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign, two sources close to the matter tell Fox News.(Fox)

    Former Nissan chairman arrested again

    Tokyo prosecutors say the latest arrest of former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn was based on suspicion he diverted $5 million US from funds that were being relayed from a Nissan subsidiary to an overseas dealership. (CBC)

    SNC-Lavelin scandal has nothing to do with saving jobs

    Despite the protestations to the contrary from the Prime Minister, his Principal Secretary Gerald Butts and the Clerk of the Privy Council Michael Wernick, whatever else the SNC-Lavalin scandal may be about, the interference by the PMO and the PCO was not about jobs. (True North)
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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)
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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)

    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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  • 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)

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