Archive for June, 2012

Money Laundering Charges Laid Against Lawyer, FINTRAC Assists RCMP In Investigation

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On June 7, 2012, The RCMP charged an Ontario lawyer with fraud and money laundering offences in relation to several million dollars alleged to be proceeds of crime.  The investigation was aided by FINTRAC.  Click here to read the story.

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The impact of social media on the criminal justice system

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I read an interesting article today about a man who was on trial for allegedly having committed a serious assault.  In his opinion, the trial was going in his favour.  Unfortunately, he decided to get on facebook and announce that he felt he was going to ‘get away with it’.  This post came to the attention of the prosecutor in the case, who was prepared to tender it into evidence.  The accused fellow then ...

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Eaton Centre Shooting Arrest. What Now?

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Christopher Husbands turned himself in this morning around 2:30 a.m. as a suspect in the Toronto Eaton Centre shooting that occurred over the weekend.  He has been charged with one count of first degree murder and six counts of attempted murder.  A case like this can take years before it is resolved in the courts.  So what happens in the interim?  Husbands will make his initial appearance in the Ontario Court of Justice.  As required by the Criminal Code of ...

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