Toronto court clerk pleads guilty in scheme to fix tickets for cash payoffs

Toronto court clerk pleads guilty in scheme to fix tickets for cash payoffs

A former “trusted” City of Toronto court clerk pleaded guilty to fraud over $5,000 on Wednesday for his role in a ticket-fixing scheme after admitting to receiving payoffs from paralegals for altering more than 100 provincial offense notices. Frank Rizzello, 46, worked at the 2700 Eglinton Ave. W. provincial offenses courthouse where he “would ensure … Read more

Man who drove through crowd in Times Square found not responsible | Mental Health News

Man who drove through crowd in Times Square found not responsible |  Mental Health News

Richard Rojas, who drove his car through crowds of people during a 2017 psychotic episode, qualifies for ‘mental commitment’. A jury in New York City accepted an insanity defense for Richard Rojas, a 31-year-old who drove his car through a crowd of people in the popular tourist destination Times Square, killing an 18-year-old tourist and … Read more

Dad of kids killed by drunk driver Marco Muzzo was arrested day before death

Dad of kids killed by drunk driver Marco Muzzo was arrested day before death

The Ontario father of the three young children killed by drunk driver Marco Muzzo was arrested and Tasered when officers were called to his home the day before his death by suicide, Peel police confirm. Peel police were called to Edward Lake’s Brampton address on June 19 — Father’s Day — to “investigate an altercation … Read more

Founders of mortgage investment firm Fortress Real Developments Inc. charged with fraud

Founders of mortgage investment firm Fortress Real Developments Inc. charged with fraud

Vince Petrozza, chief operating officer of Fortress Real Developments, leaves the company offices in Richmond Hill, Ont., in 2017.CHRIS HELGREN/Reuters The co-founders of the failed Fortress Real Developments Inc., one of the first Canadian companies to offer higher risk, syndicated mortgage products to retail investors, have been charged with fraud. Jawad Rathore, Fortress’s former chief … Read more

Unlicensed 19-year-old drunk driver guilty in 170 km/h crash that killed Richmond Hill dad

Toronto court clerk pleads guilty in scheme to fix tickets for cash payoffs

A young, drunk man with no driver’s license lost control of a speeding Mercedes SUV that swerved into oncoming traffic on Yonge Street, killing a father and causing significant injuries to his wife, young son, and the driver of another car, a judge has found . The collision in Richmond Hill on Aug. 18, 2019, … Read more

Toronto man accused of lighting woman on fire in ‘hate-motivated’ attack makes brief court appearance

Toronto man accused of lighting woman on fire in ‘hate-motivated’ attack makes brief court appearance

A Toronto man who has been charged with lighting a TTC bus passenger on fire in what police have called a “hate-motivated” attempted murder made a brief court appearance Monday. Tenzin Norbu, who is currently detained at the Toronto South Detention Centre, appeared briefly by video in an Ontario Court of Justice proceeding shortly after … Read more

Killing of Toronto man, 24, possibly linked to shooting minutes earlier, police say

Toronto man accused of lighting woman on fire in ‘hate-motivated’ attack makes brief court appearance

Police are investigating a possible link between the killing of a 24-year-old Toronto man and another shooting that occurred minutes earlier nearby, but say the violence is likely not linked to a rash of other shootings over the weekend. In a Monday news release, police identified Jaron Williams, 24, as the victim of a fatal … Read more

New York high court nixes Donald Trump appeal, clearing way for testimony

New York high court nixes Donald Trump appeal, clearing way for testimony

New York’s highest court on Tuesday rejected former President Donald Trump’s last-ditch effort to avoid testifying in the state attorney general’s civil investigation into his business practices, clearing the way for his deposition next month. The state’s Court of Appeals said there was no “substantial constitutional question” that would warrant its intervention in the matter … Read more

‘This is going to be the hardest part’: Toronto van attack trial set to hear from dozens of victims, their families

Toronto court clerk pleads guilty in scheme to fix tickets for cash payoffs

One of Canada’s worst mass murderers will finally receive his fate, but not before a Toronto court hears dozens of people share what their lives have been like as a result of the devastating attack on April 23, 2018. It’s been 15 months since Superior Court Justice Anne Molloy found Alek Minassian guilty of 10 … Read more

Rudy Giuliani must now answer to ethics charges over role in Trump election

Rudy Giuliani must now answer to ethics charges over role in Trump election

Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks during a news conference June 7, 2022, in New York.Mary Altaffer/The Associated Press Rudy Giuliani, one of Donald Trump’s primary lawyers during the then-president’s failed efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election, must now answer to professional ethics charges, the latest career slap after law … Read more