Monday, June 1, 2020

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)

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)

Drug company founder convicted of bribing doctors with money, strippers to sell fentanyl

A pharmaceutical company founder accused of paying doctors millions of dollars in bribes to prescribe a highly addictive fentanyl spray was convicted Thursday in a case that exposed such marketing tactics as using a stripper-turned-sales-rep to give a physician a lap dance. (CBC)

Jury strips Mongols of gang logo

LOS ANGELES - A Cal­ifornia jury decided Fri­day that the Mongols mo­tor­cycle gang should be stripped of its trademarked logo in a first-of-its-kind ver­dict, federal prosecutors said.(Antelope Valley Press)

Supreme Court Justice attributes disappearance to depression, anxiety

OTTAWA - Supreme Court Justice Clément Gascon says that his sudden disappearance last week, which triggered a police search, was the result of a long battle with depression and anxiety and a recent change in medication. (CBC)

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)

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)

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)

Judge rules rough sex between girl and three males was consensual

CALGARY - The video-recorded rough sex session between a teenage girl and three males was consensual, a judge ruled Wednesday. Justice Scott Brooker said he didn’t believe the girl’s evidence that she didn’t consent to having sex with the males, two of whom were adults on trial before the Court of Queen’s Bench judge. (Calgary Herald)

Prosecutor who fixed tickets to please cop boyfriend given house arrest

A regional prosecutor who illegally fixed traffic tickets to please her police officer boyfriend has been given a three-month conditional sentence for breach of trust and attempted obstruction of justice. (Toronto Sun)

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