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Fugitive GTA couple wanted for Hamilton murder will likely struggle to stay offline, expert says

How do you hide out from the law when you’re attention-seeking, impulsive and drawn to social media? That’s the challenge facing GTA residents Oliver Karafa, 28, and Yun Lu (Lucy) Li, 25, after they allegedly fled Canada for an undisclosed location in Europe following a… Read More »Fugitive GTA couple wanted for Hamilton murder will likely struggle to stay offline, expert says

Toronto cop docked eight days’ pay after judge finds his account of drug arrest ‘simply could not have happened’

A Toronto police officer blasted by an Ontario judge for testifying “with little regard for truth or accuracy” — leading to an arbitrary detention and the collapse of a gun and drug prosecution — has been docked eight days’ pay at a police disciplinary hearing.… Read More »Toronto cop docked eight days’ pay after judge finds his account of drug arrest ‘simply could not have happened’

Veteran Toronto police officer arrested on 13 new charges in GTA tow truck corruption case

A veteran Toronto police officer was hit with 13 fresh charges related to corruption in the tow truck industry on Friday, while a dozen other local towing workers were charged with fraud-related offences. Const. Ronald Joseph, 48, was arrested on Friday on two counts of… Read More »Veteran Toronto police officer arrested on 13 new charges in GTA tow truck corruption case

Toronto homicide detective resigns after admitting to stealing opioids from evidence locker. OPP investigating impact on cases

A Toronto police homicide detective has resigned after admitting he stole opioids from his force’s drug evidence lockers, the Star has learned — spurring an external review by the Ontario Provincial Police and potentially impacting criminal prosecutions. Former detective Paul Worden — a 32-year veteran… Read More »Toronto homicide detective resigns after admitting to stealing opioids from evidence locker. OPP investigating impact on cases

Drug smuggler linked to Canadian Hells Angels gets last-minute pardon from Donald Trump

An international drug smuggler who exported more than $1.7 billion of marijuana from Canada into the U.S. is one of the convicted criminals whose sentence was commuted by former American President Donald Trump. Jonathan Braun, 35, of New York, was convicted on Nov. 3, 2011,… Read More »Drug smuggler linked to Canadian Hells Angels gets last-minute pardon from Donald Trump