Archive for February, 2012

Money Service Businesses, The PCMLTFA, and FINTRAC

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All Money Service Businesses (MSBs) in Canada have legal obligations under the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) Terrorist Financing Act and must be registered with the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC).

A money service business refers to a person or entity that engages in foreign exchange dealing, remitting or transmitting funds, issuing or redeeming money orders, traveller’s cheques and other similar negotiable instruments (but doesn’t include cashing cheques made out to a particular individual or entity), and ...

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R v. Ted Gets | Examples Of Favourable Verdicts

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Case Name:

R. v. Gets
Between
Her Majesty the Queen, and
Ted Gets
[2011] O.J. No. XXXX
Ontario Court of Justice
Toronto, Ontario
P.A.J. Harris J.
Oral judgment: June 2, 2011.
(16 paras.)
Counsel:

M. Mackett, Ms.: Counsel for the Crown.

T.K. Pain, Mr.: Counsel for Ted Gets.


 

REASONS FOR JUDGMENT

 

1     P.A.J. HARRIS J. (orally):— This is my ruling on all of the charges facing Mr. Ted Gets, charged 29th of June, 2010, impaired operation, over 80 milligrams, class G2 licence with blood/alcohol greater than zero milligrams per cent, fail to ...

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Using the scene of the crime as part of a criminal defence strategy

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The scene of the crime:  Defending a criminal charge

The “scene of the crime” – what is the significance of this concept to a criminal defence lawyer?  Whether it is a charge of drinking and driving, or sexual assault, or domestic assault, or robbery, or drug trafficking, or fraud, or most any other criminal offence, all are usually alleged to have taken place somewhere – the scene of the crime.  But, to the thinking criminal defence lawyer, this is not merely ...

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Proposed changes to the PCMLTFR

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Proposed changes to the Regulations mean greater chance of running into trouble with FINTRAC

The Canadian government is looking to make changes to the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Regulations (PCMLTFR).  If these changes go through, it will create further obligations for reporting entities under our anti-money laundering / anti-terrorist financing regime.  This, in turn, means greater potential for FINTRAC to find deficiencies during the FINTRAC exam process.

Basically, the government is looking to expand the scope of customer ...

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R v. Dan Goderidge | Examples Of Favourable Verdicts

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ONTARIO COURT OF JUSTICE

 

HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN

 

V.

 

DAN GODERIDGE

 

EXCERPT OF  TRIAL PROCEEDINGS

 

BEFORE THE HONOURABLE JUSTICE XXXXXX

On November 18, 20XX

At Newmarket, Ontario

 

Appearances:

G. Sang            Counsel for the Crown

T. Pain                        Counsel for Dan Goderidge

 

 

Ms Sang:  Good afternoon again, Your Honour.  Thank you very much for the indulgence.

The Court:  Absolutely.

Ms Sang:  During my friend’s cross-examination of Ms Goderidge this afternoon it became very clear to me that there were a number of inconsistencies with Ms Goderidge’s own evidence at the trial and also between Ms ...

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Dan, Thornhill | Client and Colleague Testimonials for Toronto Criminal Defence Lawyer

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I cannot thank enough for what Tushar did for me.

When I got separated from my wife – she charged me with false criminal charges which were enough to put me in jail and ruin my life, my job and everything.  I never dealt with any lawyer or police in any matter before.

I was not sure how to select a lawyer , I spoke with a few Lawyers recommended by friends and family. After talking to Tushar my gut instinct somehow ...

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