It’s a well-earned week of rest for the 14-person Superior Court jury near the half-way point in the lengthy Atlas Coco fraud trial at the Sudbury Courthouse. Justice John Poupore told the jury about the planned off week when the scheduled 10-week trial got rolling April 20. On Friday, defence cross-examination of Crown witness Leo Caron – one of the four charged in the close to $24-million alleged fraud that occurred at Atlas Copco Canada’s CMT division more than a decade ago — continued. Two alleged co-conspirators — Paul Caron and Dirk Plate — who are not in custody, are facing one count of fraud over $5,000. The trial will resume May 24.
By Harold Carmichael
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Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.