Toronto police make Covid-19 fraud arrest

Toronto (March 27, 2020) – In an ongoing investigation, the Financial Crimes Unit of the Toronto police made a Covid-19 fraud arrest on March 26. The Toronto man, Jesse Wong, is accused of shipping multiple packages with prohibited Covid-19 test kits. One of these...

Appeal court holds up sentence against disbarred lawyer for business loan frauds

Toronto (March 26, 2020) – The Ontario Court of Appeal dismissed the appeals of the disbarred lawyer, Marshall Kazman and his co-conspirators regarding multiple business loan frauds worth $1.5 million in January. Two years ago, Kazman was convicted of multiple counts...

Combating BEC fraud

March 23, 2020 – Business email compromise (BEC) fraud is an increasingly common cyber risk that uses spear phishing techniques. BEC fraud often results in significant losses due to wire transfer scams. These rogues use social engineering methods to launch a...

Two men ordered two-year conditional sentences for defrauding the DND

Halifax (February 27, 2020) – Two Nova Scotia men, Bry’n Ross (65) and Harold Dawson (60), each received a two-year conditional sentence on February 25 by the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia Justice James Chipman. The sentence followed their conviction for defrauding the...

Richmond Hill tax preparer sentenced for tax fraud

Toronto (February 10, 2020) – After a CRA investigation, the tax preparer George Nkoke Nnane from Richmond Hill was sentenced for two counts of tax fraud on February 6. The Superior Court of Justice in Toronto sentenced the CEO of Golden Capital Management Inc. (GCMI)...

Toronto man charged with breaching OSC order

Toronto (January 16, 2020) – The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) charged James Stuart Adams of Toronto with breaching a director and officer ban, which was imposed in a settlement agreement in March 2015. As part of the agreement, Adams admitted perpetrating...

Former executive Sami Bebawi sentenced to 8.5 years in prison in SNC-Lavalin Libya corruption case

Montreal (January 13, 2020) – Former SNC-Lavalin senior executive Sami Bebawi was sentenced to eight years and six months in prison in a Montreal courthouse on January 10. The SNC-Lavalin Libya corruption case brought the engineering giant and former executives before...

Business fraudster rearrested after refusing to pay restitution

Newmarket (December 24, 2019) – The convicted business fraudster, Richard Glen Allison, was arrested and charged with Breach of Probation on December 20, after failing to pay restitution. On March 29, 2018, the Court ordered Allison to make restitution payments in the...

Vale Canada sues six men for fraud in $1M civil lawsuit

Sudbury (December 17, 2019) – The mining company Vale Canada Limited has filed a civil lawsuit against six men, including three former employees, for fraud, according to a CBC report. Lee MacIsaac, a former superintendent at Clarabelle Mill, maintenance supervisor...

Former SNC-Lavalin executive Sami Bebawi found guilty by jury in international fraud and corruption case

Montreal (December 16, 2019) – A jury convicted former senior SNC-Lavalin executive Sami Bebawi on all five counts including fraud, corruption of foreign officials, and laundering proceeds of crime, on December 15. In the Libya corruption case, Bebawi was presented as...

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