Sunday, December 16, 2018

Vice-Admiral Norman’s trial offers glimpse into cutthroat Ottawa politics

Ottawa — to borrow a phrase from Dickens — is sometimes a city of cutthroats in fine linen. Arguments in court today over the relevance of federal documents to the criminal case against the military's former second-in-command offered another reminder of that. (CBC)
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  • Killer faces up to 50 years in prison for Mac’s store shootings

    An Edmonton Court of Queen's Bench justice is expected to decide Tuesday whether double murderer Laylin Delorme will spend 25 or 50 years behind bars before he can apply for parole. Six months ago, an Edmonton jury found Delorme, 27, guilty on two counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of Mac's convenience store workers Karanpal Bhangu and Ricky Cenabre. (CBC)

    Reporter must give RCMP material about accused terrorist

    OTTAWA - A Vice Media reporter must give the RCMP material he gathered for stories about an accused terrorist, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled in a case that pitted press freedoms against the investigative powers of police. (CTV News)

    Michael Cohen to plead guilty to lying during Russia probe

    NEW YORK - President Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen is expected to plead guilty Thursday morning for lying during the investigation into Russian collusion. (New York Post)

    BC Attorney General disappointed by stay in money-laundering case

    VANCOUVER - B.C. Attorney General David Eby reacted strongly Wednesday to news that criminal charges in B.C.’s largest money-laundering case had been stayed, calling the inability to prosecute these cases a crisis. (Vancouver Sun)

    Secret Hells Angels tapes played at forfeiture trial

    VNCOUVER - Former police agent Micheal Plante recalled in B.C. Supreme Court on Tuesday some of the conversations he had with Hells Angels about their conflicts and crimes more than 14 years ago. (The Province)
    Cops in Cuban paradise in living hell

    Prosecutors appeal acquittal of Canadian cops trapped in Cuba

    The recent acquittal of two Metro Vancouver police officers, who have spent more than eight months in legal limbo in Cuba, has sparked cautious optimism among their supporters. On Monday, family members of Mark Simms and Jordan Long received the news they had been fearing: the prosecution is appealing. (Global News)
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  • Julian Assange has been charged, prosecutors reveal inadvertently

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been charged under seal, prosecutors inadvertently revealed in a recently unsealed court filing — a development that could significantly advance the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election and have major implications for those who publish government secrets. (Washington Post)

    94-yr-old former Nazi concentration camp guard goes on trial in Germany

    MUENSTER, Germany - A 94-year-old former enlisted SS man went on trial Tuesday in Germany, charged with being an accessory to murder for crimes committed during the years he served as a guard at the Nazis’ Stutthof concentration camp.(New York Post)

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