Ontario Contractor Shane Ross and Standard Building Contractors found liable of fraud

After a devastating fire that destroyed their house beyond repair in 2019, a Clarendon Station, Ont., family hired a friend to rebuild. Months later, with little work done on the property and more than $137,000 paid, they terminated their relationship with Shane Ross and filed a fraud lawsuit again him and his companies.

Francesco Pezzo, Age 48, of Bradford Held Liable for Fraud in Cottage Contractor Case

November 12, 2020 – Investigation Counsel PC, a civil fraud recovery law firm, is seeking information from the public on the financial affairs of Francesco “Frank” Pezzo, date of birth August 25, 1973, of Bradford, Ontario. On June 28, 2018, the Ontario Superior Court...

Suspects wanted in GTA roofing frauds

Toronto (April 21, 2020) – The Toronto police are looking for a group of people who are suspected to be involved in roofing frauds in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) between January and February 2020. The suspects are accused of obtaining money from GTA residents for...

City filed lawsuit alleging construction fraud on Winnipeg Police Headquarters

Winnipeg (January 8, 2020) – The City of Winnipeg filed a lawsuit against more than 30 defendants including the contracting firm Caspian Construction and Winnipeg’s former chief administrative officer Phil Sheegl in connection to construction fraud regarding the new...

SNC-Lavalin pleads guilty in Libya fraud case

Montreal (December 19, 2019) – SNC-Lavalin Construction Inc. pleaded guilty on December 18 to one count of fraud over $5,000 in connection with the ongoing Libya fraud case. The Quebec-based construction firm settled a plea deal for the criminal charges related to...

Four men charged in connection with solar farm construction fraud

Milton (December 11, 2019) – The OPP charged four men in connection with an alleged solar farm construction fraud by Clarida Construction & Maintenance. At that time, the company was family-run by three brothers Keith Clarida (53), Bruce Clarida (68), and Bradley...

Local businessman is facing dozens of fraud related charges

Sudbury (November 7, 2019) – The local businessman from Sudbury, David Murray, is facing dozens of fraud related charges. After a number of complaints, the Greater Sudbury Police arrested and charged the owner of EcoLife Home Improvements Inc. with 22 counts of fraud...

Men approaching seniors with fraudulent scheme offering unnecessary home repairs

Update: In connection with the fraudulent scheme, the Toronto Police made an arrest, on October 3. Martin Thomas Quinn, 29, of Mississauga was arrested and charged with Fraud Over $5,000. He was scheduled to attend court on October 4. Toronto (September 26, 2019) –...

Montreal to sue Tony Accurso, Frank Zampino for collusion

Montreal (September 5, 2019) – The city of Montreal plans to sue Tony Accurso, former construction magnate and Frank Zampino, former executive committee chair for collusion. The city’s legal department put together a $26 million lawsuit for overpaid construction...

10 more charges for roofing scammer as more victims come forward

Picton (August 20, 2019) – A 37-year-old contractor from Consecon faces ten more charges for an alleged roofing scam. In July, he was arrested for allegedly defrauding customers and subsequently charged with two counts of fraud. As new alleged victims came forward,...

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Immigrant Vivek Vishisht of India Deported from Canada for Frauds on Canadian Seniors

Immigrant Vivek Vishisht of India Deported from Canada for Frauds on Canadian Seniors

In December 2020, the Immigration Appeal Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada published its decision in the matter of Vishisht and Canada (Minister of Public Safety). The hearing took place in February 2020. The Judgment was issued in March 2020. The reason for the delay in publishing this decision is unknown.

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