Archive for July, 2018

Archive for July, 2018

Ontario woman facing fraud charges in connection with bankruptcy

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Saturday July 28, 2018.

A Bolton woman, 40, is facing charges stemming from her 2017 bankruptcy. The RCMP's Integrated Bankruptcy Enforcement Unit (IBEU) laid a number of charges on the Ontario resident including fraud over $5,000 contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada. She is also charged with two counts of uttering a forged document and six counts of obtaining credit by false pretense. Citizens who utilize the bankruptcy system are afforded a fresh start financially....
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Violent crimes: Woman robbed at gunpoint

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Sunday July 22, 2018.

A man is in police custody after allegedly robbing a woman at gunpoint. Armed robbery is among those classified as violent crimes in Ontario. The 27-year-old accused was actually charged with two similar crimes that apparently occurred in St. Clair Township within hours of each other. A 64-year-old woman was at an ATM machine when the accused is said to have approached her wearing a black mask. He supposedly pulled...
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Sexual Assault Allegations and the Presumption of Innocence

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Sexual Assault on Monday July 16, 2018.

Any criminal allegation must be proven in a court of law beyond a reasonable doubt. All persons accused of an offence are innocent until proven guilty. That is the presumption of innocence. A sacrosanct principle that is crucial to any legitimate criminal justice system - the fundamental requirement of fairness. However, the mere statement of a complaintant can and often does result in the laying of charges. In a trial,...
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Ontario man facing sexual assault charges relating to a minor

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Sunday July 15, 2018.

An employee at one of Canada's major banks is facing charges in connection with assaulting a minor. The 31-year-old self-described director of data science and model innovation has been charged with two counts of sexual assault after allegedly luring an underage girl on the internet. Toronto police said the accused was arrested for luring a child. In addition to two sexual assault charges, the Ontario resident is facing a charge of possessing...
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Bill C-51 – Evidence in Sexual Assault Cases – A direct Attack on the Right to Make Full Answer and Defence

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday July 11, 2018.

We have seen a significant shift in the criminal justice system over the past two years that has and will continue to erode the ability of an individual's right to make full answer and defence to allegations of sexual assault. The most controversial changes as proposed by Bill C-51 is to automatically exclude relevant evidence in the possession of the accused. Text messages, emails, pictures, video recordings, even thank you...
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Violent crimes: Ontario man charged with armed robbery

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Tuesday July 10, 2018.

A Nobleton man has been arrested and is facing robbery charges. Armed robbery is among those listed as violent crimes in Ontario. The 37-year-old is accused of robbing a highway gas station in the early evening by using a sawed-off shotgun. Cops say an employee was able to flee to another room as the suspect made off with cigarettes, some cash and lottery tickets. Police say they were able to identify...
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Ontario bookkeeper guilty of fraud, may do hard time

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Sunday July 01, 2018.

A 59-year-old female bookkeeper from Windsor may be doing hard time in prison after being convicted of embezzling almost $1 million from her former employer. The crime took place between 2012 and 2015. After an investigation, the Ontario woman's employer found she had bilked two sister companies out of $273,000 and $685,000. She was formally charged with two counts of fraud and one count of passing forged documents. Apparently, the woman...
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