http://news.google.com Tue, 13 Jan 2015 05:05:06 GMT
Nina Willis, a Toronto tenant who has been evicted from at least seven homes since 2005 for not paying rent, was found guilty after an eight-day trial that turned into a spectacle
Crown attorney Power described Nina Willis as a “seasoned and practiced liar” and commented that she regarded her landlords as “prey”.
Former landlords testified that Willis at first appeared to be a “charming and responsible tenant” until her rent payments stopped. Willis claimed a variety of reasons for stopping payment, but despite her complaints, she lost seven tenant board appeals.
Her trial became dramatic when Willis fired her lawyer, alleged conspiracy theories against her, attempted to “plead the fifth” (a reference to the United States “fifth amendment”), and when the jury heard references to un unnamed star of the movie Titanic.
References to the Titanic were apparently related to Wilson having been extradited to the USA to face assualt charges “for smashing a drinking glass or bottle into the face of Leonardo DiCaprio during a 2005 Hollywood Hills party.”
In her Toronto trial, Justice Alphonse Lacavera found Willis guilty of two counts of fraud under $5,000 and two counts of false pretence under $5,000.” Sentencing is scheduled for March 19.
Canadian authorities freeze bank accounts in Arthur Porter fraud case – Toronto Star
Mon, 12 Jan 2015 22:30:25 GMT
Canadian authorities have frozen bank accounts in the ongoing fraud and money laundering case against Dr. Arthur Porter and former executives with engineering giant SNC-Lavalin Read more …
Police allege that Porter, his wife, and other conspirators received $22.5 million in bribes from SNC-Lavalin executives to assure that SNC-Lavalin won the contract for MUHC’s massive new hospital.
Crown prosecutors have issued forfeiture orders for accounts in the name of Porter, his wife, and a number of others. The orders relate to accounts in the Bahamas, Sierra Leone, Canada, and the USA. Forfeiture orders are also being sought in the name of an alleged conspirator.
This announcement comes shortly after CBC reports of documents in the Pamela Porter case which reveal shell companies being used in the ongoing Porter/SNC-Lavalin fraud and money laundering case.
Last month Porter pled guilty to money laundering.
Pamela Porter court documents allege fraud, use of shell companies – CBC.ca
Sun, 11 Jan 2015 13:19:35 GMT
(CBC.ca) Newly-released court documents related to the guilty plea of Pamela Porter offer a glimpse into an allegedly complicated system of money laundering involving international … Read more …
RCMP investigating alleged fraud at Via Rail – Calgary Sun
Mon, 12 Jan 2015 16:49:14 GMT
Calgary Sun: RCMP are investigating alleged fraud at Via Rail. The suspected fraud totalled hundreds of thousands of dollars. Via Rail is reported to have hired the manager involved despite her prior conviction for theft. Read more …
The alleged fraudster was previously a senior manager at Bombardier Aerospace, and was convicted and sentenced in 2010 for stealing computers from Bombardier.
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Vanessa G. Oltmann
Education and integrity – the best weapons against fraud and corruption