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Mississauga: Gustavo Valencia Gomez faces more charges in witchcraft case

 

Gustavo Valencia Gomez faces a new brace of charges.

Man faces more charges in witchcraft case

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Published on Wednesday December 19, 2012
Gustavo Valencia Gomez faces a new brace of charges.
Kim Magi
Staff Reporter

A man charged with pretending to practise witchcraft and defrauding a Hamilton couple of nearly $8,000 has allegedly struck again, this time in Quebec.

An elderly Montreal couple was allegedly defrauded of $13,000 on Nov. 28 by a man claiming to be a “healer”, Toronto police said.

The day before, Gustavo Valencia Gomez, 40, of Mississauga, was arrested on four charges in Toronto, having been accused of similar acts.

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Toronto: Quintin Robles and Rowena Villanueva accused of bilking investors in the Filipino community in phoney chiropractic clinic scheme

Quintin Robles and Rowena Villanueva during a vacation in Varadero, Cuba. The couple is accused of bilking investors in the Filipino community out of their lifesavings.

Husband-and-wife team facing fraud charges after allegedly preying on Filipino community
Published on Thursday December 20, 2012

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Quintin Robles and Rowena Villanueva during a vacation in Varadero, Cuba. The couple is accused of bilking investors in the Filipino community out of their lifesavings.
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Dale Brazao
Staff Reporter

A Toronto couple accused of bilking investors in the Filipino community in a phoney chiropractic clinic scheme has been arrested and charged with 34 fraud-related offences.

The arrests come a year after a Star investigation revealed dozens of investors were promised returns as high as 7 to 10 per cent a month if they invested in a chain of clinics in which one of the accused claimed to be a part owner.

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Markham: Siu Lung Chau and Ping Li arrested in $1.5 million marijuana grow-op bust

Two Markham men arrested after $1.5 million marijuana grow-op bust
Published on Friday December 21, 2012
Erica Rae Chong
Staff Reporter

Two Markham men are facing drug charges in relation to a large marijuana grow operation in Bowmanville.

Durham Regional Police executed a search warrant at an address on Scottsdale Dr. near Liberty St. N. and seized more than 1,500 marijuana plants worth around $1.5 million, as well as various pieces of growing equipment. The two men were arrested at the residence.’

Siu Lung Chau, 29, and Ping Li, 26, were charged with production of marijuana and possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.

This is the 14th indoor marijuana grow operation shut down this year by Durham police.

Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact theDrug Enforcement Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5802.

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Toronto: Luis Sampedro and Javar Jackson accused of trafficking crack cocaine arrested

Two men face 20 charges for trafficking cocaine
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Erica Rae Chong
Staff Reporter

Two men accused of trafficking crack cocaine were arrested on Dec. 20.

Undercover officers allegedly tracked down one suspect and were able to buy cocaine from the man on three separate occasions.

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Toronto: Keven Perez in jail with no chance of parole for 20 years

 

Kevin, left, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on Friday. His brother Chris Perez has charges against him dropped. (Alex Tavshunsky/CBC)

Man jailed for life for killing Toronto barber
By Genevieve Tomney, CBC News Posted: Dec 21, 2012 3:55 PM ET Last Updated: Dec 21, 2012 6:28 PM ET
Kevin, left, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on Friday. His brother Chris Perez has charges against him dropped. (Alex Tavshunsky/CBC) Facebook

A 28-year-old man pleaded guilty to second-degree murder charges on Friday in the slayinging of a popular barber from Toronto’s Malvern neighbourhood.

Christopher Thompson, 35, was shot to death last January inside his barbershop at Malvern Town Centre.

Kevin Perez entered the guilty plea, admitting he pulled the trigger on the shotgun and killed Thompson after the barber pulled out of a $300 deal.

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