City of Saskatoon awaits Ontario court decision on recovery of fraudulently stolen funds

Saskatoon (November 8, 2019) – The City of Saskatoon awaits a decision from the Ontario Superior Court after the hearing on November 5 regarding the recovery of their fraudulently stolen money, which is currently frozen in bank accounts. The city has been able to...

Judge accepts agreed statement of facts in ‘Exit Realty on the Rock’ fraud case

St. John’s (October 1, 2019) – Judge Robert Stack accepted the agreed statement of facts in the ‘Exit Realty on the Rock’ fraud case accusing former owner Anne Squires of theft, fraud, forgery, and breach of trust. The fraud was revealed in early 2016. In April 2019,...

BBB report: More than US$33,6 million reported losses to BEC scams since 2016

September 27, 2019 – Since 2016, businesses and organizations in Canada reported a total of US$33.6 million in losses as a result of Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams according to a new report of the Better Business Bureau (BBB). The BBB urges businesses and...

Regulator accuses Canada Cannabis Corporation of fraud

Toronto (September 16, 2019) – The provincial regulator – Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) – accuses Canada Cannabis Corporation (CCC) and Benjamin Ward (chief executive and director), Peter Strang and Silvio Serrano (vice-presidents, either directors or de facto...

US telemarketing scammer costs dozens of Canadians over US$21,710

Las Vegas, USA (July 29, 2019) – The American, Michael Kroger was sentenced to 20 months in prison for a telemarketing scheme that defrauded timeshare owners. The 60-year-old pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud. Since he showed no remorse...

Former CFO of Edmonton-based agri-business charged in $2.45M fraud

Feb. 28, 2019 - The former chief financial officer of an Edmonton-area agri-business group has been charged with misappropriating millions of dollars in corporate funds. Patrick Stephen Bieleny, 52, was arrested last Thursday and charged with 12 counts...

Saskatchewan appeal court upholds extradition of man charged in wind turbine sales fraud

Jan. 9, 2018(Courtesy of nationalpost.com) - A Canadian man arrested in Saskatoon in 2016 after years on the lam lost his appeal of an extradition order to stand trial in the U.S  on fraud charges related to a failed wind turbine business that once attracted celebrity...

SNC-Lavalin hearing begins for fraud, bribery allegations

Oct 30, 2018 - Charges of bribery and fraud against SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. were tested for the first time in a Montreal courtroom on Monday as prosecutors began laying out their case against Canada’s biggest engineering firm in a preliminary hearing expected to last...

Undaunted by creditors and fraud charges, Peter Pocklington launches pot company

July 20, 2018 ( Courtesy of CBC.ca) - Former Edmonton Oilers owner Peter Pocklington still owes the Alberta government more than $13 million from an unpaid 1988 loan for a failed meat-packing plant. In Arizona, Pocklington and an associate have so far reneged on...

Mammoliti, TPA execs ‘actively’ pushed land deal with inflated $12M price tag, secret report says

May 2, 2018 (Courtesy of cbc.ca) - Coun. Giorgio Mammoliti and several executives from the Toronto Parking Authority (TPA) pushed hard for a deal that would have seen the public overpay by about $2.6 million for a piece of land in the councillor's ward, says a secret...

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