Wednesday, July 24, 2024

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)

How a killer sex attacker deemed an eternal threat got parole

When violent rapist William Shrubsall received a rare indeterminate prison sentence in 2001, a Nova Scotia judge ruled that if he ever regained his freedom, the likely result would be more dead, injured and psychologically scarred women. (Vancouver Sun)

Court shuts down Hells Angels appeal to keep Welland clubhouse

Try as they might, the owners of a Hells Angels clubhouse in Welland aren't getting their building back. The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld a Superior Court ruling from 2017 that ordered the gang's fortress at 855 Darby Rd. to be seized, alongside a swath of Hells Angels paraphernalia. (CBC)

Dismissal of Smollett case brings backlash, more questions

CHICAGO - Prosecutors still insist Jussie Smollett faked a racist, anti-gay attack on himself in the hopes that the attention would advance his acting career. The "Empire" star still says he was assaulted by two men late at night in downtown Chicago. (CTV)
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  • Military witness in the Mark Norman case needs protection – that tells you a lot about National Defence HQ

    OTTAWA - In December the court heard a bombshell that appears to give that theory some legs. One witness called by Norman’s lawyers to testify revealed that his superior officer, a brigadier general, told him that Norman’s name was deliberately not used in internal Department of National Defence files — meaning any search for records under the Access to Information law about Norman would come up empty. (Ottawa Citizen)
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    Michael Avenatti charged with trying to extort $20 million out of Nike

    NEW YORK - Attorney Michael Avenatti, who represented adult film star Stormy Daniels in her legal battles with U.S. President Donald Trump, was charged on Monday with what prosecutors said was an attempt to “shake down” Nike Inc for over $20 million. (Reuters)
    Cops in Cuban paradise in living hell

    Two B.C. cops accused in Cuba sex assault case sue complainant

    Two B.C. police officers who were accused but later acquitted in connection with an alleged sex assault in Cuba are suing the complainant teenager and her father for damages. (The Province)

    Judge orders man who was unruly on flight to pay Westjet for dumped fuel costs

    CALGARY - A United Kingdom man who was removed from a WestJet flight after becoming disruptive has been ordered to reimburse the airline for the fuel used to bring him back to Calgary. (CP24)

    Man functioning in ‘video game’ as he killed Marpole couple: Lawyer

    VANCOUVER - A man confessed in court Tuesday that he murdered a Marpole couple with his lawyer claiming that at the time his client was functioning not in the real world but within a “fictional world” that he understood was in effect a video game. (Vancouver Sun)

    B.C. man who killed his wife and two daughters sentenced

    KELOWNA -  A man who murdered his wife during an argument about his drinking then took his daughters to church before smothering them was sentenced Monday to 35 years in prison before he’s eligible for parole. (The Province)

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