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On Saturday February 3, 2024, CTV’s W5 aired an episode entitled “The Crypto Bros”. The program informed Canadians about the Forex (foreign exchange) and cryptocurrency Ponzi scheme perpetrated by the self-proclaimed “Crypto King” Aiden Pleterski. The program also focused on the schemes perpetrated by two of Pleterski’s associates – Colin Murphy of Oshawa, Ontario, and

Crown lawyers withdrew a fraud charge against a Toronto man who had been found liable for fraud in civil court for misappropriating more than $600,000 in an email phishing scheme because they determined the prosecution wasn’t in the public interest, CBC Toronto has learned.

The decision was revealed in civil court filings in which a Hong Kong

The focus of our firm’s investigation and law practice is fraud recovery. We only act for victims of fraud. In this context, we frequently file applications for “tracing” orders – referred to “Norwich” orders in the civil law context, and “production” orders in the criminal setting. Tracing stolen funds is often, but not always, the

This paper is for our presentation at the Association of Certified Forensic Investigators of Canada on October 5, 2022. A corresponding power-point will be used at the presentation.

The statements made in this paper are word-for-word as stated in our factum filed with the Court on March 30,2022. Accordingly, the statements are public record. We

Many victims of fraud want their day in Court but often, due to the misconduct of the rogues they are suing, it is difficult to obtain. Instead, due to the inefficiencies of the Canadian justice system, victims can get bogged down in procedural motions by lawyers for rogues who test whether litigation exhaustion will set

The case of Shaver-Kudell Manufacturing Inc. v. Knight Manufacturing Inc., 2021 ONCA 925, released December 29, 2021, addressed the issue of whether a judgment for misappropriated trade secrets and confidential information may be wiped away by a debtor with a bankruptcy application. The reason this decision is important is that it also discusses the scope

In August 2019, we published a blog entitled Why the Criminal Process is Secondary in Fraud Recovery – Part II: Criminal Funding Rights Override Victim Mareva Recovery Rights.[1]

The recent Madan Family Fraud case by the Ontario government, released on December 24, 2020 and cited as Ontario v. Madan, 2020 ONSC 8093[2], demonstrates again