Monday, May 20, 2024

Michael Cohen to plead guilty to lying during Russia probe

NEW YORK - President Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen is expected to plead guilty Thursday morning for lying during the investigation into Russian collusion. (New York Post)

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)

Killer of Calgary mom, daughter sentenced to 50 years in prison before parole eligibility

CALGARY - Double-murderer Edward Downey must serve a minimum 50 years behind bars for the slayings of a Calgary mom and her young daughter, a judge ruled Tuesday. Justice Beth Hughes agreed with Crown prosecutor Carla MacPhail that Downey’s conduct called for consecutive periods of parole ineligibility on two counts of first-degree murder. (Calgary Herald)

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)

No jail for Kelowna killer

KELOWNA - A Kelowna man who was found guilty of stabbing his friend to death has avoided jail time. (The Province)

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)
Cops in Cuban paradise in living hell

Prosecutors appeal acquittal of Canadian cops trapped in Cuba

The recent acquittal of two Metro Vancouver police officers, who have spent more than eight months in legal limbo in Cuba, has sparked cautious optimism among their supporters. On Monday, family members of Mark Simms and Jordan Long received the news they had been fearing: the prosecution is appealing. (Global News)
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  • A court victory for common sense

    Lost in the news yesterday, or perhaps more accurately, not covered in the news by the mainstream media yesterday, was the successful victory by Dr. Tim Ball, a retired University of Winnipeg professor, in a defamation lawsuit brought against him by the notoriously thin-skinned Michael Mann of the infamous and thoroughly debunked ‘hockey stick’ theory related to global warming. (True North)

    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)

    Cliff plunge that killed family of 8 ruled murder-suicide

    Two women drugged themselves and their six adopted children before intentionally killing the entire family by driving off a California cliff last year, a special coroner’s jury has ruled.

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