Thursday, October 22, 2020

Convicted fraudster who pleaded guilty to staging kidnapping gets four years

A convicted fraudster who helped stage the kidnapping of a U.S. citizen in Downtown Vancouver, including posing as a victim, has been sentenced to four years in prison. (The Province)

Cabinet minister’s tormentor back in jail

The Ottawa mom who already has a 2019 conviction for threatening to kill MPP Lisa MacLeod, was arrested Sunday night and charged with breaching bail conditions — notably that she live with her surety and stay off the internet unless supervised. (Ottawa Citizen)

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)

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)

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)

Canadian values need to be protected in justice system

Last week, the Parole Board of Canada granted a five hour temporary escorted absence to Tooba Yahya, the native Afghanistan woman convicted of participating in the murder of her three daughters and her husband’s first wife in 2012. (True North)

North Vancouver woman showed up drunk at court to face drunk driving charges

A North Vancouver woman who drove drunk to her court hearing on drunk driving charges has been handed a three-year driving ban and a $2,000 fine. Deborah Gail Reynolds was handed the sentence by Judge Bryce Dyer after Reynolds pleaded guilty Nov. 14 to having a blood alcohol level over .08 within two hours of driving. (Castanet.net)

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)

Surrey man with 50 convictions gets 5 1/2 years for possession of loaded gun

Curtis Alexander Homeniuk, 39,  was arrested on Jan. 26, 2018 after RCMP were called to his home at 8915 140 Street following a 911 call. When police conducted a “safety” search of the residence, they found a man bleeding heavily and arranged to have him taken to hospital. (Vancouver Sun)

Vancouver fentanyl sentence a joke

In the past few years we have been inundated with information telling us we are in an opioid crisis that is causing hundreds of sudden deaths across the country. The bulk of which, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada is caused by fentanyl which amounts to about 82% of all opioid overdoses according to their latest statistics. (True North News)

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