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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)

Taxpayers billed nearly $60 million in failed Arrive Can scam

OTTAWA - Auditor General Karen Hogan released a report on Monday revealing that federal spending on the ArriveCan app and its “glaring disregard for basic management practices” cost Canadian taxpayers an estimated $59.5 million with little value provided. (True North)

Former White House advisor Steve Bannon indicted on fraud charges

NEW YORK - Former White House advisor Steve Bannon has been indicted on charges he defrauded donors in a $25 million campaign to build a border wall, federal prosecutors in Manhattan said Thursday. (New York Post)

RCMP release images of suspect in crime spree, side-swiping police car

Mounties in B.C.’s Southern Interior have released images of a man suspected of multiple crimes across the region in the past week. Police believe the man is connected to a string of criminal activity in the North Okanagan, Thompson-Nicola, Nicola Valley, and the Central Okanagan. (Vancouver Sun)

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)

‘Stolen valour’: Man suspected of faking military service under investigation by RCMP

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)

B.C. Crime Stoppers warns of fake Jeremy Renner romance scam

B.C. residents are being warned to beware of an online romance scammer pretending to be Avengers actor Jeremy Renner who is preying on women through social media websites. (The Province)

Chinese woman who breached Mar-a-Lago security expected in court

A hearing scheduled for Monday in South Florida may determine whether a Chinese woman will remain jailedfollowing charges that she lied to a federal officer after entering Mar-a-Lago, President Trump’s resort in Palm Beach. (Washington Post)

Suspect arrested in Kamloops after jumping in car with police dog

KAMLOOPS - The off-duty officer simply waved the suspect over and invited him into the vehicle, where his police dog was waiting. (The Province)

FBI officials discussed ‘media leak strategy’ ahead of major Trump-Russia revelation

WASHINGTON, DC - Newly released text messages show disgraced FBI official Peter Strzok asked to speak to former FBI lawyer Lisa Page about a “media leak strategy” during a crucial period of the Trump-Russia investigation in 2017. (Daily Caller)

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