Thursday, October 8, 2015

Guards clean out Bordeaux Prison HA wing

Prison guards carried out a search of the Bordeaux Prison wing housing members of the Hells Angels and street gangs last Thursday and seized a treasure trove of illicit items. The Journal de Montreal says guards found cellphones, weapons, tobacco products, drugs, ink and needles for tattooing as well as pornographic material on laptop computers.

Several of the inmates are in custody pending trial and were granted permission to have computers to allow them to access information concerning their cases. Possesion of a cellphone in prison carries a penalty of three days in solitary confinement.

The Journal says between March 2014 and April 2015, 170 inmates were sent to solitary after being caught with cellphones.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

"Death head" items returned to HA

12/03/2012 TORONTO - The Ontario government must return a raft of seized items bearing the Hells Angels' 'death head' insignia to the bikers, an Ontario judge has ruled. The judge made her ruling because she found there was no relation between criminal acts committed by club members and the paraphernalia, which includes black leather vests, belt buckles, gold and diamond jewelry, and other clothing bearing the logo.

"While membership in the club was clearly used to commit the offences, membership cannot be equated with the symbols of membership," Ontario Superior Court Justice Maureen Forestell said in her judgment. "There was a rule that members were not permitted to wear (the Hells Angels) insignia when committing offences."
Police seized the items in question in April 2007 during raids on the Hells Angels clubhouse in Toronto and on the homes of several bikers.

Although acquitted of being members in a criminal organization, nine bikers were convicted about 18 months later of a range of drug-related offences.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Sophon Sek pleads guilty to drug and firearms charges

Sophon Sek
A man accused of playing a role in the 2007 Surrey Six slayings has pleaded guilty to several drug trafficking and firearms charges. Sophon Sek entered the plea to seven counts in Surrey Provincial Court Oct. 1.

The trial last year of Surrey Six co-accused Cody Haevischer and Matthew Johnston heard that Sek, a triad member, had agreed to help the killers by arranging to visit victim Corey Lal to sell him heroin. Sek was allegedly with Haevischer, Johnston and a man dubbed Person X when the trio knocked on Lal’s door with the intention of killing the rival drug dealer. Sek did not enter the suite, the trial heard, but left the three Red Scorpion killers inside.
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Gunman double murderer admits to at least 3 other slayings

Robert Simpson
Robert Simpson, 53, was the man who pulled the trigger in the murders of Kirk Murray and Antonio Onesi, on Jan. 24, 2010, after they had been lured to the parking lot of a McDonald’s restaurant.
In the months leading up to the murders, Simpson had been working as a bodyguard for Jeffrey Albert Lynds, a full-patch member of the Hells Angels Nomad chapter based in Ontario.

HA Jeffrey Albert Lynds

Leslie Greenwood
The man on trial, Leslie Greenwood, a 45-year-old Nova Scotia man, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and is alleged to have been the getaway driver when Murray and Onesi were shot.

Initially, Simpson told the jury, his work with Lynds involved establishing the gang’s drug trafficking presence in Nova Scotia, by selling drugs purchased in Montreal. “(Late in 2009) there weren’t any Hells Angels east of Ontario because all the Hells Angels were arrested in (Operation) SharQc,” Simpson said when asked by prosecutor Annabelle Sheppard why Lynds worked in Nova Scotia if he belonged to a chapter based in Ontario.
Lynds hatched a plan where he would use Murray to kill Vigeant and then Simpson would kill off Murray. “He wanted to kill two birds with one stone,” Simpson said, while adding later that Lynds promised Murray he’d get a patch in the Hells Angels if he killed Vigeant. Murray, a man who had served time for killing two people, was very eager to become a Hells Angel but botched the hit on Vigeant, who escaped out of his home in Verdun after being shot and called 911.

The fact that Vigeant survived made things much worse for Lynds, Simpson said, especially if the Hells Angels learned he had offered a membership to Murray. “(Lynds) was livid, fricking livid,” Simpson recalled.
Lynds was found dead in his prison cell in the Montreal area in January 2012.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Raccoon climbs 213m up Toronto crane to poop

A photo of a raccoon is being shared across the Internet after the four-legged bandit was caught on camera as it clung to the ladder of a crane in Toronto – more than 200 metres up. The photo was captured by Rob Mac, a tower crane operator in Toronto known for posting stunning skyline photos of the city taken from his storeys-high perch over the city.

Mac, who operates under the Twitter handle @SkyJacked793, posted the photo shortly before 8 a.m. on Thursday, with the caption "Wasn't me!" Mac said the raccoon had somehow managed to climb up 213 metres to reach the counter jib.

"This critter climbed over 700 feet to crap on my machine deck," Mac told CTV Toronto.
Mac said the crane was towering over Yonge Street and the Esplanade at the time. The crane is being used in the construction of the L Tower condominium development.

The raccoon managed to climb back down safely, said Mac, and is "long gone."

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Stupid Criminals

Police are looking for a man who broke into an office in Toronto's Liberty Village stole some electronics and, um, tried to gift wrap a ping pong table.

The break and enter happened at 2:30 am and was captured on video. Footage shows him trying to gift wrap a full-size ping pong table. He got away with a number of Apple laptops and a Microsoft tablet.

Joshua K. Pinney tried to commit identify theft while sporting what may be the worst disguise ever. Cops say he was trying to impersonate the man whose picture appeared on a driver's license he had stolen.
Christopher Sharp faked being a Sheriff's deputy for 6 months in an effort to impress his girlfriend. He really worked at Pizza Hut, but police say he would leave home every morning in a stolen deputy's uniform, then don the uniform again before coming back.

Joseph Lawrence Borowiak claimed he was royalty before trying to steal a pack of Marlboros from a 7-Eleven. He is charged with strong-arm robbery and resisting arrest after allegedly wrestling a store clerk over a pack of cigarettes. Borowiak reportedly stated, "The king doesn't pay for cigarettes."

Marco Muzzo charged with 18 counts including causing death

Marco Muzzo is charged with impaired driving in a car crash in Vaughan, Ont., last Sunday that resulted in the death of three young siblings and their grandfather. The 29-year-old from King Township was transported to the Newmarket Courthouse by an Ontario Provincial Police van. The 18 charges against Muzzo include impaired driving and dangerous driving causing death.
Muzzo's mother and his fiancée were accompanied by five private security guards after they arrived at the court ahead of Friday's hearing. The Muzzo family owns the construction company Marel Contractors and is worth nearly $1.8 billion, according to Canadian Business magazine.

Nine-year-old Daniel Neville-Lake, his five-year-old brother Harrison, their two-year-old sister Milly and their 65-year-old grandfather died in the crash.

"Please keep us in your prayers. God bless."
Jennifer Neville-Lake said she first heard about the crash while watching TV. She also posted on Facebook Monday morning that "all of my children have gone home to God with my dad. My mother and grandmother are still in the hospital."

In the post to the Today's Mom Facebook group, she also thanks people for their support. "Your kind words and messages mean so much to my husband and I as we sit in our son's empty room surrounded by our children's things,"
Police sources say Muzzo was driving at least 120 km/h down Kirby Avenue -- a 60 km/h-road -- when he allegedly ran a stop sign and T-boned the minivan travelling down Kirby Road, which then hit a third vehicle.

Sources told CTV that Muzzo took two breath tests after the crash, and allegedly both times, blew more than twice the legal limit of 80 milligrams in both tests.

Mugshot of the Day

Bad Mothers in Mugshots
June Shannon, Honey Boo Boo's mother, was arrested in 2008 for theft and contempt of court.
Humble, Texas police arrested Sandra Grohman, 29, on April 22, after a witness reported that she appeared drunk and had tipped over a stroller near a busy street, causing her one-year-old to fall out.
61-year-old Lottie Mae Stanley, received a nine-year prison sentence after being convicted of bank fraud in 2004. She used “her 13-year-old daughter to gain trust and further confuse young bank tellers into releasing account information.”

Meet Melody Escallier - 'Manager' - The Met New Westminster

Melody Escallier
Lets say Howdy Do to establishment manager maven Melody Escallier.

What is Melody's claim to infamey you ask? Well, Melody figures it's peachy to have her pre-school daughter inside a licensed establishment repeatedly and for extended periods, presumably for daycare.

What say we to witnessing this many, many times? Well, that is one fully incompetent and pure bad mother, and that's being entirely, fully, and completely generous.

Melody Escallier
Forget the dopey and brain dead employer with a license at risk every other day, is a bar REALLY the proper environment for a child? According to Melody Escallier, hell yeah you fukkin retard. (Pffffft)

"For group and/or personalized bookings please call our General Manager, Melody Escallier at 604-520-3815."

Friday, October 2, 2015

Duane Crawford McGaw - Update III - David Wotherspoon

"The statements refered to above entitle Mr. McGaw to sue you and your company for damages." David Wotherspoon

Chris Keats

Brendan Terrill
"Most of the documents were removed from the 'Document Centre' late last year - shortly after we made Terrill aware that is where we obtained them.

He threatened a defamation lawsuit if OffshoreAlert published anything that would "have a detrimental effect on our company or any of its Offers and, most importantly, its ongoing ability to raise funds".

a Clown
A strategic lawsuit against public participation (SLAPP) is a lawsuit that is intended to censor, intimidate, and silence critics by burdening them with the cost of a legal defense until they abandon their criticism or opposition.
The typical SLAPP plaintiff does not normally expect to win the lawsuit. The plaintiff's goals are accomplished if the defendant succumbs to fear, intimidation, mounting legal costs or simple exhaustion and abandons the criticism. SLAPPs take various forms. The most common used to be a civil suit for defamation, which in the English common law tradition was a tort. The common law of libel dates to the early 17th century and (unusual in English law) is reverse onus, meaning, once someone alleges a statement is libelous, the burden was on the defendant to prove that it is not.

This space abhors the fact that a law firm that bills itself as the largest in Canada is quite openly lying to the high court to further SLAPP lawsuits. Specifically the claim that calling Mr. Duane Crawford McGaw a fraud artist is malicious. There is nothing malicious in stating a very easy to prove fact ... a conclusion we are willing to test in the high court.

We follow the truth, no matter where it leads.

David Wotherspoon
More than £27 million of the £80 million raised from investors by the Cayman Islands-domiciled Centaur Group may have been misappropriated by insiders, according to the Joint Provisional Liquidators.

The "key beneficiaries" of "irregular transactions" from August, 2011 to March, 2014 appear to be Scott Williams, nationality unknown, who is believed to have "at least one previous criminal conviction for unlicensed securities trading"; "his associate" Duane McGaw, a citizen of Canada; and, "to a lesser extent", Brendan Terrill, a United Kingdom national, all of whom "have not accepted the opportunity to present themselves and provide an explanation" to the JPLs.

Duane Crawford McGaw

Duane Crawford McGaw
"Duane McGaw was a principal of the onshore/offshore-based Argentum Capital Group, whose litigation funding scheme was exposed as a fraud by OffshoreAlert on February 18th, 2014, quickly causing its collapse.

Investors were offered double-digit annual "fixed returns" as high as 15%, with both returns and principal purportedly "protected" by insurance policies and other financial safety nets to ensure payment even if funded lawsuits were unsuccessful. They were shown charts indicating that all 20 asset classes issued from April, 2010 to July, 2013 had achieved substantial total returns, ranging from 27% in 27 months to 89% in two years. It was all lies"

McGaw publicly resurfaced on July 6th, 2015, when a Vancouver-based food and culture magazine published an article about a new Japanese restaurant called 'Q Shi Q' that McGaw, as owner, was planning to open. OffshoreAlert blogged about this development on July 14th, 2015 and also tipped off liquidators that there was a potentially valuable asset just waiting to be seized on behalf of McGaw's many victims.

... McGaw showed how easy it is to spend other people's money when he filed a meaningless defamation lawsuit against OffshoreAlert and its owner, David Marchant, at the Supreme Court of British Columbia on August 13th, 2015, alleging that claims he is a fraudster are 'false and malicious'"

159 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC 604.428.Qshi (7744)

David Wotherspoon
"As a result of the publication of the Defamatory Statements, Mr. McGaw has suffered and will continue to suffer serious damage to his reputation and business prospects," stated McGaw's attorney, David Wotherspoon, in the complaint. Let's hope so. That's sort of the point

As we told Wotherspoon: "If your client is embarrassed by visitors to OffshoreAlert's web-site knowing that he received millions of dollars by helping to swindle the elderly and others in a crude investment fraud, then he shouldn't have participated in it. Clearly, the truth hurts."

David Marchant

Full Name: Duane Crawford McGaw
Nationality: Canadian
Location: Vancouver
Date of Birth: August 7th, 1971
Name of Fraud: Argentum Capital Group
Size of Fraud: £98 million
Time Period: 2010 to 2014 _______________________________

Duane Crawford McGaw
OffshoreAlert exposed the fraud, quickly leading to its collapse around the world. The Channel Islands Securities Exchange de-listed one of the group’s investment funds, and, within three weeks, the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong had raided the offices of both the group and its independent administrator, The Hong Kong Trust Company.

By June 2014, three of the group’s investment funds in the Cayman Islands had applied for liquidation.

"Accordingly, the JPL's have conducted directorship and personal asset searches on key management personnel associated with the Group including:
− Mr Terrill;
− Mr Williams; and
− Mr McGaw.
If any investor or creditor has any further information or details in respect of the above three individuals which they believe would be of relevance to the JPL’s investigations, please contact Lisa Gibb or Danielle Franjic of the JPL’s office on: