Monday, April 12, 2021

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)

High-risk sex offender who posed as cop, firefighter now living in Surrey

VANCOUVER - A high-risk sex offender with an extensive criminal history of sexual assault is living in Surrey. Jeffrey Goddard has a pattern of sexual offences against women and minors of both sexes, according to the Ministry of Justice. (CTV News)

Ex-Dallas police officer found guilty of murder for killing neighbour after mistakenly entering his apartment

DALLAS - A Dallas jury found former police officer Amber Guyger guilty on Tuesday of murder when she accidentally walked into a neighbor’s apartment thinking it was her own and shot him dead as he ate ice cream. (National Post)
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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)

    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)

    NXIVM leader found guilty on all counts

    NEW YORK - Nxivm founder Keith Raniere has been found guilty on all counts for running the upstate sex cult in which women were branded like cattle and forced to have sex with him. (New York Post)

    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)

    Secret hearing for Crown appeal of Jamie Bacon murder trial stay

    Two years after a judge stayed a murder charge against Jamie Bacon, the Crown’s appeal got underway in a secret hearing before B.C.’s highest court on Monday. (The Province)

    Longtime Hells Angel loses court challenge over mortgage loan

    The longtime president of the East End Hells Angels has lost a court challenge over an investment gone bad. John Peter Bryce, 57, had argued that a mortgage broker deceived him about the value of a Chilliwack property before he agreed to loan cash to the owners for a second and third mortgage. Bryce claimed that broker Allan Sadler was professionally negligent by giving him copies of various appraisals in 2010 and 2012 that all overestimated the value of the 25-acre tree farm. (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)

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