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Current Affairs 2005 - Corruption (17 items)

Dec 10, 2005 Commissionaire Pleads Guilty To Drug Trafficking Red Deer provincial court Judge Thomas Schollie heard Friday that about 115 grams of marijuana would fetch about $1,000 on the street. Inside the medium-security penitentiary, that amount of grass would bring in about $37,000, federal Crown prosecutor Dave Inglis told court.

Nov 10, 2005 Police Rules Weren't Followed, Inquest Told The night Heather Benson died in RCMP custody, some regulations were not followed, a coroner's inquest heard Tuesday. Benson died while being transported by the RCMP from Tagish to Whitehorse, when the police cruiser rolled off the road and into the ditch. She was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene of the accident as a result of chest wounds, on Sept. 27, 2003. Const. Jeff Monkman, who was driving the car, was convicted of careless driving in a trial held last February and fined $1,000.

[This sums up everything that is wrong with the system as we know it]
Nov 2, 2005 Mountie Charged With Assault After Lillooet Home Raided [ A Lillooet Mountie has been charged with four counts of assault with a weapon.It is alleged a police officer used excessive force by Tasering a 19-year-old woman in her back as she lay on the ground face down during a drug raid Feb. 5. The woman's dog was also allegedly Tasered during the raid. Police said they found trace amounts of cocaine on a scale, plus four ecstasy pills in a coat and a bag of marijuana in the woman's home.

Oct 22, 2005 Mountie Lied, Judge Says, Throwing Out Drug Case Ruling that an RCMP officer blatantly lied to try to salvage the crumbling credibility of an undercover informant, a judge yesterday tossed out three drug conspiracy charges against a Montreal criminal lawyer, bringing an abrupt end to his trial.

[The snitch society we must endure to police victimless crime will always lead to corruption... mostly left uncovered..]
Oct 7, 2005 Officer To Stand Trial On Drug Charges A police officer facing numerous charges spanning several years and jurisdictions will stand trial on local charges next week, a judge has ruled, despite a bid from the crown for more time to scrutinize new information brought forth by the defence. Ned Maodus, 41, a former resident of Mono, is a senior drug investigator with Metro Toronto Police who, along with five other officers, faces drug related charges and allegations of wrongdoing.

Sep 8, 2005 Judge Scolds Officer For Lying In Court A metro man who admitted in court to being involved in criminal activity will not be prosecuted on a slew of drug and weapons charges because a Halifax Regional Police officer lied on the stand and officers unlawfully searched the man's home.

[Every once in awhile, justice prevails still]
Aug 10, 2005 Officer Pleads Guilty A police officer, who coordinated a program to wipe out marijuana outdoor grow operations, fed information about the location of the crops to two men so that they could harvest the pot before police raids, a court has heard.

Jul 27, 2005 Beleaguered Drug Cop Sued Again $2.4-Million Suit For Assault. Six Colleagues In Squad Charged With 40-Corruption Related Offences

May 17, 2005 Police Must Reinstate Drug-Addicted Officer A drug-addicted Toronto police officer is being allowed to keep his job. Mr. Kelly, an undercover drug squad officer with an otherwise perfect record, was fired last fall after becoming addicted to cocaine.

[If only all coke addicts were so lucky]
May 5, 2005 Customs Officer Says B.C. Gang Forced Him To Smuggle Drugs A customs officer with the Canadian Border Services Agency is in a U.S. federal prison awaiting a bail hearing after he was arrested Tuesday at the truck crossing in Blaine, Washington allegedly trying to smuggle more than 100 kilograms of B.C. bud past colleagues guarding the U.S. border.

May 4, 2005 Cop Gets Eight-year Sentence A Superior court judge has sentenced a veteran Peel Regional Police officer to eight years in prison after the 60-year-old admitted to stealing nearly $3 million worth of cocaine and hash from a police storage facility just months before he was to retire.

Apr 26, 2005 We're Still Waiting For Raid Answers Basi, who has a reputation for membership recruitment with both the provincial and national Liberals, has also been charged with marijuana production and possession of pot for the purpose of trafficking. It's incredible -- a scandal in its own right -- that B.C. voters are being asked to give the Campbell Liberals another four years in office before knowing what might emerge from all this long after the polls have closed again. It's sad, too, that no one seems to care.

[We would have known much more if the NDP were raided, but it was the Liberals, and the media just love the Liberals... so we will never know..]
Apr 13, 2005CN NS: Drug-dealing Cop To Be Paroled A former RCMP officer and convicted drug dealer will get out of prison after only eight months behind bars.

Mar 18, 2005CN BC: Prove it or lose it Civil forfeiture enacted by fall Legislation introduced in Victoria last week will eventually allow government to seize goods believed to have been bought with ill-gotten profit.

[seize goods believed to have been bought - the keyword being "believed" instead of "proved". It only opens the door to more corruption,which fuels ambitious lawmakers and keeps them coming back for more]
Mar 15, 2005CN ON: York Constable, Husband Face Drug Charges A York Regional Police officer has been suspended from duty and, along with her husband, is facing drug charges.

Feb 10, 2005CN AB: Guard Charged With Trafficking EDMONTON - A guard at the Edmonton Remand Centre was arrested for drug trafficking Tuesday just before entering the facility.

Jan 3, 2005CN MB: Health Canada Officials Linked To Fraud Probe The pleadings, recently filed in Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench, claim the three were part of a scheme to convert Health Canada funding into cash for their personal use.


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