Thursday, July 18, 2019

Toronto hospital fires 150 employees after uncovering fraud scheme

In what could be one of the largest and longest-lasting benefits fraud schemes ever discovered in Canada, a Toronto geriatric hospital has dismissed approximately 150 employees for falsely claiming as much as $5 million in benefits over an eight-year period. (Calgary Herald)

Strip club loses liquor license for swapping lap dances, drugs for food stamps

HARRISON TWP., Ohio - Sharky's Lounge in Harrison Township is losing its liquor license at the end of the business day today. During the investigation, agents say they were able to buy drugs and lap dances by using food stamps. (ABC 22Now)

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)

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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  • 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)
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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)

    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)

    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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  • 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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