Saturday, February 22, 2020

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)

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)

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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  • 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)

    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)

    Nissan executive arrested over serious financial allegations

    YOKOHAMA - Nissan Motor Co Chairman Carlos Ghosn was arrested on Monday for alleged financial misconduct and will be fired from the board this week, a dramatic fall for a leader hailed for rescuing the Japanese carmaker from close to bankruptcy. (Financial Post)
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  • 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)

    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)

    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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