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...

Ecuadorians Challenge Chevron Over $9.5B Award In Canadian Court

April 17, 2018 (Courtesy of oilprice.com) - Ecuadorian farmers and indigenous people will seek to show an Ontario Court of Appeal this week that Chevron Canada is legally liable for a US$9.5-billion award that the Ecuadorians won against the U.S. parent Chevron Corp...

Vancouver man convicted of fraud in U.S. after companies solicited more than $18M from 60,000 people

April 2 2018 (Courtesy of cbc.ca) A Vancouver man accused of bilking thousands of seniors in the U.S. — and who fought extradition for more than a decade — has been convicted of mail and wire fraud by a Los Angeles federal jury. On Thursday, a jury convicted Mark...

Ontario woman allegedly funnels over $600,000 from her employer to charities

March 14, 2018 (Courtesy of The Canadian Press) -  A 52-year-old Ontario woman is facing fraud charges after allegedly funneling over $600,000 of her employer’s money into bank accounts for charities of which she was a board member. Kingston police say the woman was...

More than Half of Canadian Companies Say They Have Been Victims Of Fraud In The Last Two Years

March 8, 2018 (courtesy of Globalnews.ca )More than half of Canadian companies have experienced fraud in the past two years — that’s up 18 per cent from 2016. The findings, presented in the “Economic Crime and Fraud Survey” by accounting firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers,...

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