Supreme Court of Canada orders trial in Hickman Equipment fraud case

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The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has ruled that the men at the centre of the longest running fraud case in Newfoundland and Labrador’s history will go to trial.

The SCC ordered a trial by overturning a decision of the provincial Court of Appeal for the multi-million dollar Hickman Equipment scandal.

In 2012, general manager Hubert Hunt, vice-president of sales William Parsons, chief financial officer Gary Hillyard and sales manager John King, were charged with 16 fraud-related offences, including falsifying books and documents. The losses to creditors amounted to $100 million.

The fraud investigation started in March 2002.

Read more at CBC News

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.