Saturday, February 16, 2019

Mexican drug kingpin ‘El Chapo’ guilty on all counts in N.Y. trial

Mexico's most notorious drug lord, Joaquin (El Chapo) Guzman, was convicted Tuesday of running an industrial-scale smuggling operation after a three-month trial packed with Hollywood-style tales of grisly killings, political payoffs, cocaine hidden in jalapeno cans, jewel-encrusted guns and a naked escape with his girlfriend through a tunnel. (AP)

B.C. money launderers more likely to be convicted in the u.S. than at home

Police say Americans have a wider array of laws related to money laundering and other major crimes, allowing for more success in complex prosecutions. Over the past decade, more than a dozen B.C. residents have been charged and convicted in the United States of money laundering. (The Province)

Convicted terrorist Omar Khadr trying a new way to get out of indefinite sentence

TORONTO - Former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr is asking Alberta youth court to order his release and declare his eight-year sentence — imposed by a widely maligned military commission in the United States — to have expired. (The Province)

Judge orders man who was unruly on flight to pay Westjet for dumped fuel costs

CALGARY - A United Kingdom man who was removed from a WestJet flight after becoming disruptive has been ordered to reimburse the airline for the fuel used to bring him back to Calgary. (CP24)

Court shuts down Hells Angels appeal to keep Welland clubhouse

Try as they might, the owners of a Hells Angels clubhouse in Welland aren't getting their building back. The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld a Superior Court ruling from 2017 that ordered the gang's fortress at 855 Darby Rd. to be seized, alongside a swath of Hells Angels paraphernalia. (CBC)

Man acquitted after judge throws out police seizure of 27,000 fentanyl pills

VANCOUVER - A man has been acquitted after the police seizure of 27,500 fentanyl pills in a van was thrown out of court due a violation of the accused’s Charter rights. (Edmonton Sun)

How a killer sex attacker deemed an eternal threat got parole

When violent rapist William Shrubsall received a rare indeterminate prison sentence in 2001, a Nova Scotia judge ruled that if he ever regained his freedom, the likely result would be more dead, injured and psychologically scarred women. (Vancouver Sun)

Military witness in the Mark Norman case needs protection – that tells you a lot about National Defence HQ

OTTAWA - In December the court heard a bombshell that appears to give that theory some legs. One witness called by Norman’s lawyers to testify revealed that his superior officer, a brigadier general, told him that Norman’s name was deliberately not used in internal Department of National Defence files — meaning any search for records under the Access to Information law about Norman would come up empty. (Ottawa Citizen)

US judge rules authorities can’t force people to unlock technology

A judge in California ruled Thursday that U.S. authorities cannot force people to unlock technology via fingerprint or facial recognition, even with a search warrant. Magistrate Judge Kandis Westmore, of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, made the ruling as investigators tried to access someone's property in Oakland. (Fox News)

Jury strips Mongols of gang logo

LOS ANGELES - A Cal­ifornia jury decided Fri­day that the Mongols mo­tor­cycle gang should be stripped of its trademarked logo in a first-of-its-kind ver­dict, federal prosecutors said.(Antelope Valley Press)

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