Sunday, March 29, 2020

Huawei’s CFO freed on $10M bail

VANCOUVER - Huawei's chief financial officer has been released on $10 million bail — with five guarantors — as she awaits possible extradition to the United States on fraud charges. Meng Wanzhou, 46, was granted bail after three days of hearings concluded on Tuesday afternoon. (CBC)
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  • Driver who mowed down woman gets 7 years

    TORONTO - What a horrible waste of two young lives. Brilliant University of Toronto student Emma Leckey is dead and Rylan Balappa-Lawes, the young drunk driver who mowed her down, is sentenced to seven years in prison. (Toronto Sun)

    Convicted terrorist Omar Khadr trying a new way to get out of indefinite sentence

    TORONTO - Former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr is asking Alberta youth court to order his release and declare his eight-year sentence — imposed by a widely maligned military commission in the United States — to have expired. (The Province)
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    Tragic details of woman shot during killing of Jonathan Bacon revealed in court documents

    VANCOUVER - A tragic side note is included in a B.C. Court of Appeal ruling that dismisses an appeal made by one of two men who conspired to murder slain gangster Jonathan Bacon. (The Province)

    Hells Angels assassin turned informant makes 2nd attempt at parole

    MONTREAL - At his first Parole Board of Canada hearing in December 2016, Stéphane "Godasse" Gagné recognized the harm he did as a drug dealer and assassin for the Hells Angels, apologizing to the two daughters of the prison guard he killed. (CBC)

    Ford government’s legal challenge against carbon tax in court today

    TORONTO - Ontario's legal battle against the federal Liberal government's controversial carbon tax is expected to be heard Monday in the province's top court.  Premier Doug Ford's government will make its case in the Court of Appeal for Ontario this morning to a five-judge panel. (CBC)

    Yankee slugger files restraining order against obsessed stalker fan

    Yankees slugger Brett Gardner has reportedly asked a Bronx judge to keep a crazed fan — who calls herself the baseball player’s “future wife” — away from him and his family. (New York Post)

    UN gang hitman sentenced to two life terms for deadly violence

    VANCOUVER - United Nations gang hitman Cory Vallee was handed two life sentences Friday for conspiracy to kill rivals in the Red Scorpion gang, as well as the deadly shooting of Kevin LeClair in a Langley parking lot almost a decade ago. (Vancouver Sun)

    After 18 years in prison, Hells Angels hitman can begin to apply for parole

    A long legal battle involving a hitman for the Hells Angels came to a close Friday in Nova Scotia Supreme Court when lawyers agreed that Dean Daniel Kelsie can now begin applying for parole. Kelsie shot and killed Sean Simmons in the lobby of an apartment building in north-end Dartmouth, N.S., on Oct. 3, 2000. Kelsie was one of four men who took part in the killing. (CBC)

    B.C. money launderers more likely to be convicted in the u.S. than at home

    Police say Americans have a wider array of laws related to money laundering and other major crimes, allowing for more success in complex prosecutions. Over the past decade, more than a dozen B.C. residents have been charged and convicted in the United States of money laundering. (The Province)

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