Tony Accurso’s Canada Revenue Agency bribery trial suspended

A trial involving allegations that construction magnate Antonio (Tony) Accurso bribed Canada Revenue Agency auditors to reduce reported income of his companies was suspended Thursday after a Quebec Court judge ordered the Crown to turn over more evidence to defence lawyers.

Suspended sentence for North Sydney woman on fraud conviction

Candice Ann Gale, 37, of Peppett Street in North Sydney was sentenced on a single count of fraud that occurred between October and December 2016.

Former head of Alberta adoption agency receives suspended sentence in fraud case

The former head of Adoption by Choice, an Alberta adoption agency that closed suddenly last May, has been handed a 12-month suspended sentence after pleading guilty to false representation.

Men who used fake companies to swindle millions from DND sent to prison

Two Nova Scotia men who swindled the Department of National Defence out of millions of dollars are being sent to prison.

Two tax protesters sentenced to four years in jail for fraud

The Canada Revenue Agency announced that Montréal residents Pierre Cardin and Jean-Marc Paquin, were both sentenced on March 9 to four years in jail.

No jail time for cheque fraud in P.E.I.

A P.E.I. man who fraudulently cashed cheques made out to himself was recently given a suspended sentence and ordered to pay back $1,500.

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.

Investor Notices:

Insurance fraud a growing issue in Canada

Insurance fraud a growing issue in Canada

In March, Auditor General Karen Hogan said the federal government missed chances to flag fraudulent claims for emergency benefits last year, potentially paying large sums of money to insolvent companies. Canada now faces a costly—and likely long-lasting—effort to recoup the $97.6-billion Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy and the $74-billion Canada Emergency Response Benefit that was doled out last year.

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Three defendants charged in CRA bribery trial request absence from court

Three defendants charged in CRA bribery trial request absence from court

In November, the RCMP charged a second CRA employee with taking a bribe from Quebec construction magnate Tony Accurso. Accurso, 69, allegedly transferred money from his companies to Swiss bank accounts in an effort to hide revenue and to have then bribed the CRA auditors so he could avoid paying taxes on revenue he had generated through his companies, Simard-Beaudry Constructions and Constructions Louisbourg.

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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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