Monday, November 18, 2019

Possible fraud, theft of public funds led to removal of senior officers of the legislature

VICTORIA - Two senior officers of the B.C. legislature who were publicly escorted out of the building in Victoria this week amid a criminal probe are being investigated for possible fraud and theft involving public funds, two sources told Postmedia News Wednesday. (Vancouver Sun)
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    RCMP in Surrey, B.C., are investigating an allegation of "stolen valour" involving a man who has appeared in newspaper articles with a chest full of medals claiming to be a homeless veteran. (CBC)

    Nissan executive arrested over serious financial allegations

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  • NYPD cop among 27 arrested in massive $18 million insurance scam

    NEW YORK - A hardened fraudster ran a massive $18 million insurance fraud scam that involved an NYPD cop and five crooked 911 operators, prosecutors charged Thursday. Ringleader Anthony Rose, 51, ran the elaborate no-fault insurance scheme that involved bribes to NYPD employees and hospital staff who handed over the confidential information of people involved in car crashes. All told, 27 people were charged in the scheme, including Rose’s wife and son. (New York Daily News)

    Vancouver man gets rare three years in jail for financial fraud

    VANCOUVER - A Vancouver financial fraudster convicted of selling bogus investments to several people was handed a 13-month jail sentence this week, according to the B.C. Securities Commission.It means 38-year-old Ayaz Dhanani has been sentenced in provincial court to a total of three years in 2018 for financial fraud against five victims. That is rare jail time in British Columbia for a financial fraudster. (The Province)

    Prosecutors seek years of imprisonment for Cohen, detail Manafort’s lies

    Federal prosecutors on Friday asked a judge to sentence Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, to a "substantial" prison term for paying an adult film star hush money on Trump's behalf and evading taxes, and detailed alleged lies to investigators by Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort. (Newsmax)

    California woman accused of faking firefighter husband to swindle wildfire relief funds

    A California woman accused of posing as a firefighter's wife on social media to swindle thousands of dollars in donations meant for those battling an August wildfire was arrested Tuesday. (NBC News)

    Hollywood actresses caught in college admissions scam

    “Operation Varsity Blues,” what U.S. Attorney of Massachusetts Andrew Lelling declared Tuesday is “the largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice,” has resulted in the indictments of 50 people nationwide. (Boston Herald)
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  • Opposition screams ‘Cover-up’ as Liberals shut down committee hearing on SNC-Lavelin affair

    Opposition MPs hurled angry claims of a "coverup" today after Liberals used their majority to shut down an emergency meeting of the committee probing the SNC-Lavalin affair. The meeting was requested by Conservative and NDP members to press the Liberals to recall Jody Wilson-Raybould to testify again, even though the Liberals already had defeated a similar motion. (CBC)
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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)

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