Vancouver man sentenced to 29 months, fined $645K for tax evasion, forgery

The CRA says a West Vancouver man has been sentenced to 29 months in jail and handed a stiff fine for attempting to avoid a tax bill. Michael Sholz was convicted in June 2020 of three tax-related offences under the Excise Tax Act and two counts of uttering forged documents related to ownership and construction of a West Vancouver home.

Sentences handed out in major arson and fraud case

Two Napanee, Ont., area men are in prison after being sentenced on a multitude of charges last week.

Disbarred lawyer gets one-year jail sentence from Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench

The Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench has sentenced Shawn Beaver, an Edmonton lawyer, who was suspended and disbarred after having stolen from clients’ trust accounts to one year in prison for “egregious and flagrant” misconduct that included continuing to practice after disbarment, using a junior lawyer as a front.

Huawei executive Wanzhou Meng’s application to reduce security supervision denied

On Jan. 13, Wanzhou Meng, also known as “Cathy Meng” and “Sabrina Meng”, brought an application for variation of the terms of her bail conditions. Meng is facing extradition to the United States to face fraud charges. On Jan. 29, a Canadian Court denied the application.

Injured woman secretly videotaped by insurer, then wrongly accused of fraud

Alicia Micallef tears up when she talks about how she was secretly followed and videotaped, accused of lying, then dragged through the legal system for years — only to be acquitted and still denied benefits. All at the hands of an organization that should have been helping her recover from a workplace injury.

Peel Regional Police Officer Eric Malone Acquitted of Theft of Evidence Charges

“The Crown’s case against Sergeant Malone is a circumstantial one. In these circumstances, the legal test to determine whether the Crown has proven the officer’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt is whether his guilt is the only reasonable inference to be drawn from the evidence.”

A COVID-Like Sentence for Forgery and Possession of Stolen Property

Dustin Shaun Grandinetti, 41 of Edmonton Alberta, Given a COVID Like Sentence for Forgery and Possession of Stolen Property On July 17, 2020, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, sentenced Dustin Shaun Grandinetti, 41 years old of Edmonton, Alberta, to 18 months of...

Decision in connection with New Can immigration fraud scheme

Canada Deports Yan Wang for Her Role in the Sunny Wang Immigration Fraud Scheme Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board ordered that Ms. Yan Wang be deported from Canada on the basis that her immigration application was based on false information. The Board held that...

Vancouver fraudster remains in jail despite COVID-19 Pandemic

Breaking Court Decisions: Fraudster Rene Eric Berlinguette of Vancouver, BC, to remain in Jail Despite COVID-19 Pandemic On March 24, 2020, Justice Riley of the BC Supreme Court heard a bail hearing brought by convicted fraudster Rene Eric Berlinguette, 43 years old,...

Breaking Fraud Cases November 2019

Breaking Fraud Cases from the Canadian Courts November 2019 - No 1At Canadian Fraud News, we review the decisions as they are released by Canadian Courts and then publish those we believe are of interest to private sector civil fraud recovery lawyers and investigators...

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Disbarred lawyer gets one-year jail sentence from Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench

Disbarred lawyer gets one-year jail sentence from Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench

The Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench has sentenced Shawn Beaver, an Edmonton lawyer, who was suspended and disbarred after having stolen from clients’ trust accounts to one year in prison for “egregious and flagrant” misconduct that included continuing to practice after disbarment, using a junior lawyer as a front.

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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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