15th August 2019
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau violated federal conflict of interest rules in the handling of a corruption inquiry, the federal ethics tsar has found. The ethics commissioner says Mr Trudeau improperly tried to influence a former minister in the SNC-Lavalin affair. The prime minister says he accepts the commissioner’s report but… Read More
13th August 2019
The B.C. government is suing to seize properties in the B.C. Interior that it alleges were linked to a $200-million-plus international stock fraud. In a lawsuit filed in B.C. Supreme Court this month, the B.C. Civil Forfeiture Office alleges a $1.6-million house on Mission Ridge Road in Kelowna and a… Read More
26th July 2019
When his brother was killed last year in an ambush, Vincenzo Muià became the boss of his Mafia clan in southern Italy. One of his first acts of leadership was to gather his loyal soldiers to plan their defence. His next was avenging his brother. For that, he came to… Read More
19th July 2019
AP — Finance chiefs from the Group of Seven rich democracies issued a stark warning on Thursday that cryptocurrencies like the Libra digital money recently unveiled by Facebook should not be allowed before “serious regulatory and systemic concerns” are addressed. France, which this year chairs the G-7 gatherings on topics… Read More
19th July 2019
Canadian police on Thursday said they had arrested nine suspected members of a powerful Mafia clan with roots in southern Italy involved in money laundering and illegal gambling in the Toronto area, seizing C$35 million ($26.8 million) in assets, including five Ferraris. Over three days, police raided 48 cafes, businesses… Read More
15th July 2019
Criminal Code amendments to make it easier to prove money laundering are now in force in Canada. The change to the Criminal Code offence of money laundering adds recklessness, a change that became law at the end of June. This amendment criminalizes the activity of moving money… Read More
9th July 2019
A former RCMP organized crime and money laundering investigator says that fraud is a fast-growing business for gangsters that have realized Canada’s justice system is vulnerable to scams that net criminal proceeds estimated at up to $6 billion annually. And, like drug-trafficking proceeds, these funds are laundered into… Read More
24th June 2019
AP — The Trump administration and Canada’s government imposed sanctions Friday on some Nicaraguan officials, tying them to a tough crackdown on street demonstrations that began in the Central American country in April 2018. The U.S. said it was sanctioning four officials: National Assembly President Gustavo Porras, telecommunications institute director… Read More
21st June 2019
The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday announced criminal charges accusing four former executives of the Canadian payment processor PacNet Services Ltd of running an international mail fraud scheme that cheated U.S. victims out of tens of millions of dollars a year. PacNet’s founder Rosanne Day, 51, and her colleagues… Read More
17th June 2019
The government of Canada has agreed to take new steps to fight money laundering, including launching a consultation on corporate transparency requirements and allocating more funding for law enforcement. The measures, announced in Vancouver on Thursday, will direct an additional $10 million CAD for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police… Read More