Monday, January 18, 2021

What’s at stake for RCMP, prosecutors in SNC Lavelin case

The political storm over SNC-Lavalin has sparked important debate over alleged political interference in Canada's justice system and what to do about a huge Canadian company that could fail if convicted of foreign bribery. (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)

94-yr-old former Nazi concentration camp guard goes on trial in Germany

MUENSTER, Germany - A 94-year-old former enlisted SS man went on trial Tuesday in Germany, charged with being an accessory to murder for crimes committed during the years he served as a guard at the Nazis’ Stutthof concentration camp.(New York Post)

Ex-NXIVM member: Keith Raniere tried to ‘break’ female ‘slaves’ in alleged sex cult

NEW YORK - Several female members of an alleged New York-based sex cult, including Smallville actor Allison Mack, became dangerously thin after following near-starvation diets at the direction of the group’s leader, a 12-year veteran of the group testified on Monday. (Global News)

Meng Wanzhou loses bid for access to confidential documents in extradition case

A judge has upheld the majority of Canada's privilege claims over documents sought by lawyers for Meng Wanzhou, Huawei's chief financial officer, in her U.S. extradition case, Canada's justice department said late on Thursday. (CBC)

Man acquitted after brawl outside Vancouver strip club

A Vancouver man has been acquitted of aggravated assault after striking two people with a metal post outside a downtown strip club last year. (Vancouver Sun)

Canadian jihadi jailed 26 years for conspiring to murder U.S. soldiers

A U.S. federal judge sentenced an Iraqi-Canadian man to 26 years in prison for his role in planning a 2009 suicide bombing that killed five American soldiers, two Iraqis and injured 70 others. (Toronto Sun)
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Frenzy of interest descends on Huawei executive’s court appearance

VANCOUVER - The appearance of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou in court March 6 was short and procedural, but, with tensions escalating, there was also a frenzy of public and media interest. (The Province)

Vancouver fentanyl trafficker with 69 prior convictions gets nine years in jail

A man who was convicted of possessing fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking and possessing a loaded firearm has been sentenced to nine years in prison. (The Province)

Julian Assange has been charged, prosecutors reveal inadvertently

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been charged under seal, prosecutors inadvertently revealed in a recently unsealed court filing — a development that could significantly advance the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election and have major implications for those who publish government secrets. (Washington Post)

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