Monday, July 22, 2024

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)
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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)

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)

Courtroom erupts after McKnight sentenced to eight years for 5 sex assaults

EDMONTON - Women shouted, sobbed and in one case had to be hauled from the courtroom by sheriffs after former Edmonton nightclub promoter and convicted rapist Matthew McKnight was sentenced to eight years in prison Friday. (Edmonton Journal)

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)

Suspect arrested after being shot fleeing home invasion

CALGARY - When Const. Christopher Harris saw a shotgun muzzle flash from a vehicle fleeing a reported home invasion, he felt public safety was at risk and potentially deadly force was required, he told a Calgary courtroom Wednesday. (Calgary Herald)

Florida gun owner who claimed self defence convicted in ‘Stand your ground’ case

In a case that brought national attention to Florida’s  "Stand Your Ground" gun law, a jury on Friday night convicted a licensed gun owner on manslaughter charges after deliberating for six hours following a weeklong trial. (Fox News)

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)

Canadian sentenced to ten years in a Cuban prison was set up says lawyer

A Canadian man sentenced to 10 years in a Cuban prison says he is not guilty, and his lawyer says his client was likely set up following a night of partying in a seaside town outside the popular resort destination of Varadero. (CBC)

What’s at stake for RCMP, prosecutors in SNC Lavelin case

The political storm over SNC-Lavalin has sparked important debate over alleged political interference in Canada's justice system and what to do about a huge Canadian company that could fail if convicted of foreign bribery. (CBC)

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