Sunday, May 19, 2019

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)

Kavanaugh sworn in to US highest court

WASHINGTON - Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in Saturday night as the 114th justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, after a wrenching debate over sexual misconduct and judicial temperament that shattered the Senate, captivated the nation and ushered in an acrimonious new level of polarization — now encroaching on the court that the 53-year-old judge may well swing rightward for decades to come. (AP)
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    CALGARY - The video-recorded rough sex session between a teenage girl and three males was consensual, a judge ruled Wednesday. Justice Scott Brooker said he didn’t believe the girl’s evidence that she didn’t consent to having sex with the males, two of whom were adults on trial before the Court of Queen’s Bench judge. (Calgary Herald)

    Huawei’s CFO freed on $10M bail

    VANCOUVER - Huawei's chief financial officer has been released on $10 million bail — with five guarantors — as she awaits possible extradition to the United States on fraud charges. Meng Wanzhou, 46, was granted bail after three days of hearings concluded on Tuesday afternoon. (CBC)
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  • 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)

    Hells Angels assassin turned informant makes 2nd attempt at parole

    MONTREAL - At his first Parole Board of Canada hearing in December 2016, Stéphane "Godasse" Gagné recognized the harm he did as a drug dealer and assassin for the Hells Angels, apologizing to the two daughters of the prison guard he killed. (CBC)

    Ford government’s legal challenge against carbon tax in court today

    TORONTO - Ontario's legal battle against the federal Liberal government's controversial carbon tax is expected to be heard Monday in the province's top court.  Premier Doug Ford's government will make its case in the Court of Appeal for Ontario this morning to a five-judge panel. (CBC)

    UN gang hitman sentenced to two life terms for deadly violence

    VANCOUVER - United Nations gang hitman Cory Vallee was handed two life sentences Friday for conspiracy to kill rivals in the Red Scorpion gang, as well as the deadly shooting of Kevin LeClair in a Langley parking lot almost a decade ago. (Vancouver Sun)

    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)

    New Toronto courthouse will increase downtown gang activity: police report

    TORONTO - The new Toronto courthouse under construction downtown will bring an “unprecedented number of violent criminals to a single location” and it will be “extremely difficult” to prevent gang-related violence in the vicinity of the new building, according to a secret Toronto police report. (Toronto Star)

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