Category Archives: Multiethnic/racial group

Toronto: 7 charged in bogus marriage scheme involving Chinese citizens who paid to marry Canadians

 CIR: The version  posted yeasterday is now under a publication ban, thus the names of those charged had to be removed.

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Border agency charges 7 in alleged ‘marriage of convenience’ scheme in Toronto
Thursday, January 17, 2013 9:26 PM

TORONTO – Canada Border Services Agency has charged seven people in the Toronto area in connection with an investigation into what it calls a “marriage of convenience” scheme.

The agency says the accused acted as go-betweens who arranged for Canadian citizens to marry and sponsor Chinese nationals. Continue reading

Toronto: Danny Grossi, Alexandre Lobatch, Yaniv Tamsout and Vitali Tourkov charged in rehabilitation clinics fraud case

Rehab clinics, 4 people face charges in fraud probe
The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 3:59PM EST
Last Updated Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 4:00PM EST

TORONTO — A pair of Toronto rehabilitation clinics and four people face a total of 84 charges for allegedly filing bogus invoices with auto insurers.

The Financial Services Commission of Ontario, which polices the insurance sector, alleges the clinics conjured up false statements to obtain payments made to claimants.

The Fairview Assessment Centre and the Pacific Assessment Centre face seven counts each of knowingly making false or misleading statements to an auto insurer and of engaging in an unfair or deceptive act or practice.

Four people who the commission says are affiliated with the clinics each face seven counts of the two offences.

Charged are Danny Grossi, Alexandre Lobatch, Yaniv Tamsout, Vitali Tourkov.

Read more: http://www.cp24.com/rehab-clinics-4-people-face-charges-in-fraud-probe-1.1118806#ixzz2IIA9wLlO

Brossard, Que.: Inspired by acid-throwing cultures, Nikolas Stefanatos desfigures Tanya St-Arnaud sending her in coma

 

Tanya St-Arnauld is in a coma in hospital, with acid burns to her face, arms and upper body. (Facebook)

Quebec woman burned and in coma after acid attack
Woman’s boyfriend charged with aggravated assault
CBC News Posted: Aug 28, 2012 9:30 PM ET Last Updated: Aug 29, 2012 12:10 AM ET
Tanya St-Arnauld is in a coma in hospital, with acid burns to her face, arms and upper body. (Facebook) Facebook

A woman from Longueuil, Que., is in a coma, with serious burns to her upper body, after she was attacked with acid Sunday.

Police say the man arrested in the attack is her boyfriend, who is to appear in court for a bail hearing on Friday.

Nikolas Stefanatos, 27, of Brossard, Que., was charged with aggravated assault. In his first court appearance Monday, his bail hearing was held over. Continue reading

Oakville: Luke Rosier, Dillon Hall-Worthington and Tyler Hall-Worthington arrested in home invasion, black male suspect at large

UPDATE: Luke Rosier was arrested

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Cops hunt suspect in home invasion 
By Alex Consiglio ,Toronto Sun 
First posted: Sunday, August 12, 2012 06:17 PM EDT | Updated: Sunday, August 12, 2012 06:22 PM EDT

Luke Rosier, 23, of Oakville (POLICE PHOTO)

A masked robber who forced his way into an Oakville apartment and shot a man with a sawed-off shotgun remains at large, Halton Regional Police said Sunday.

Police said two masked men forced their way into an apartment at 30 Speers Rd. around 10:30 p.m. Saturday and stole items from three occupants. Continue reading

Sohaib Malik and Mikhail Troutanov admit roles in high-profile kidnapping of Johnny Fei and Markham real estate agent Tony Han

 

After being kidnapped, businessman Johnny Fei and real estate agent Tony Han were held at this house on Edward Jeffreys Ave. in Markham. In July 2011 Han’s body was found buried in the basement. Toronto Star/Henry Stancu

Two men admit roles in high-profile kidnapping of Johnny Fei and Markham real estate agent Tony Han who died of a heart attack while confined
Published On Fri, 11 May 2012

After being kidnapped, businessman Johnny Fei and real estate agent Tony Han were held at this house on Edward Jeffreys Ave. in Markham. In July 2011 Han’s body was found buried in the basement.
Toronto Star/Henry Stancu
Betsy Powell

Courts Bureau

A man on Canada’s most wanted list, Guo Wei Wu, spent months methodically plotting to kidnap businessman Johnny Fei, watching his movements and learning details of his family life, a court has heard.

Then, using the false name Louis Chen, Wu allegedly sapproached well-known Markham real estate agent Jianguo (Tony) Han about buying Fei’s mansion at 1801 Featherston Dr. in Mississauga for $2.38 million.

On Jan. 19, 2011, Wu and seven accomplices abducted Fei and Han from the 15-room house, where they had gone to finalize the sale.

The chilling details of their week in captivity, and Han’s subsequent heart-attack death with his feet and hands locked in chains, were outlined in an agreed statement of facts read in a Brampton courtroom earlier this week when two men admitted their roles in the high-profile crime.

Sohaib Malik and Mikhail Troutanov pleaded guilty to two counts of kidnapping, while Malik also pleaded guilty to manslaughter. They have yet to be sentenced. A preliminary hearing for four other accused is scheduled to begin Monday. The Crown has withdrawn charges against one man. Continue reading

Calgary: Dark-skinned black male and white woman sought in attempted abduction of three-year-old girl

Mother finds two strangers in S.W. Calgary yard holding her three-year-old girl

CBC News

Posted: May 1, 2012 7:04 AM MT

Last Updated: May 1, 2012 10:45 AM MT

Police are investigating after an attempted abduction of a young girl from this southwest yard. Police are investigating after an attempted abduction of a young girl from this southwest yard. (Bal Brach/CBC)Police are looking for two suspects after a mother found two strangers holding her young child outside her southwest Calgary home.

The attempted child abduction happened at about 6 p.m. in the 500 block of 56th Avenue S.W. A three-year-old child was playing in the back of a home.

Her mother, Nadia Mirza, heard a scream, went outside and saw two people holding her child, taking her down the alley.

When Mirza confronted them, the man and woman threw the child to the ground and ran away, she said.

The girl was not hurt.

“I’m still really scared. All night I couldn’t able to sleep,” said Mirza, adding that her daughter has been crying.

Police are still looking for the culprits.

Suspect 1 description:

  • Dark-skinned black male.
  • 30 to 40 years old.
  • 6 ’0″ to 6′ 2″ tall with a very skinny build.

Suspect 2 description:

  • White female.
  • 30 to 40 years old.
  • 5′ 6″ tall with a heavy build.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police or Crime Stoppers.

Brian Mendonca arrested in stabbing death of Khadeem Antoine

18-year-old arrested after stabbing death near Islington subway station

An 18-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death of Khadeem Antoine, 19.

Khadeem Antoine

Antoine was stabbed repeatedly in the chest late Thursday night and left to die near Islington subway station. As he lay bleeding he made a call to Jodie Foster, the mother of his 16-month-old son Elijah.

“Me and Khadeem were fighting a little bit before he got killed, so when he called it was really random,” said Foster. “He said ‘I got stabbed,’ and ‘I love you and I love Elijah.’ ”

Foster has Antoine’s name tattooed on her wrist, and he hers. She described him as someone who was “always laughing,” and who enjoyed spending time with his son.

Emergency crews found Antoine around 12:30 a.m. He was rushed to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Brian Mendonca, 18, of Mississauga, faces a charge of first degree murder in connection with the incident.

Mendonca was a friend of Antoine’s, according to Foster.

Ottawa: Romanian Bogdan Iosif teams up with Clint Grainger in series of commercial break ins

This map shows where the robberies in Ottawa occurred Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Two men charged after a series of commercial break ins

This map shows where the robberies in Ottawa occurred Tuesday, March 6, 2012.

Updated: Tue Mar. 06 2012 5:21:05 PM
ctvottawa.ca
Ottawa police have charged two men in connection with a series of commercial break and enters across the region.

In early January, a series of overnight commercial break-ins across Ottawa were committed by two suspects wearing balaclavas. In all the break-ins, the suspects gained access by smashing the front entrance with a sledgehammer.  Continue reading

Montreal: Kinh Ho Quan and Hermel Bosse charged in $4.5 million mortgage scam

Two charged in Montreal mortgage scam
By Paul Cherry, Montreal Gazette; Postmedia News February 5, 2012

Two Quebec men face fraud charges following an investigation by the RCMP into a mortgage scam that cost victims more than $4 million.

Kinh Ho Quan, 56, and Hermel Bosse, 58, were arrested this week on charges alleging they took part in at least 20 fraudulent transactions totalling nearly $4.5 million and bilked individuals, financial institutions and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp., which provides mortgage loan insurance.

According to a news release, the RCMP’s Major Fraud Unit of Commercial Crime Section of Montreal probed a total of 80 suspicious transactions worth an estimated $18 million since the investigation was launched in April 2008. Continue reading

Quebec: Amine Cherif, Michael Haddad, George Minadakis, Youssef Akkouche, Hussein Eddine, Georges Ghossoub and Régis Carre charged in major credit and debit card fraud

Investigators say cloned PIN pads were placed at merchants throughout the Greater Toronto Area to obtain financial data. (Canadian Press File Photo)

 7 Quebecers charged with credit and debit fraud
The Canadian Press
Posted: Jan 24, 2012 1:44 PM ET Last Updated: Jan 24, 2012 1:39 PM ET
Investigators say cloned PIN pads were placed at merchants throughout the Greater Toronto Area to obtain financial data. (Canadian Press File Photo)

Seven people from Quebec are facing charges in Ontario in what the RCMP is calling a major credit and debit card fraud.

The Mounties allege credit and debit card data was stolen from unsuspecting victims throughout Canada. Continue reading