News for June 19th, 2015


Two Montreal taxi drivers are facing 11 charges including theft, fraud and conspiracy, after using a device to skim customers PIN numbers and draining their accounts.

According to the CBC, Mohamad Fadel and Ayman Hajj Ali allegedly stole 400 000 dollars from customers between December 2014 and June 2015.

While one of the men apparently had a taxi license, the other however was not even in possession of a drivers license.
The two men are due back in court for a bail hearing on Friday.

The second part of former Senator Mike Duffy's trial concluded on Wednesday.

Duffy is facing 31 charges, including breach of trust, bribery and fraud.

The senator used an official line of credit for his personal expenses, which would be repaid by former chief of staff Nigel Wright. 

According to CBC News, the last days consisted of a voire dire, a process during which the prosecution and the defendant argue for evidence to be considered or dismissed during the trial.

Judge Vaillancourt still has to determine if and how much of the lawyers' testimony is admissible before the trial resumes in August.


After a 14 hour manhunt, Dylann Storm Roof was arrested in North Carolina for allegedly killing nine people at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina.

According to the New York times, the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, the F.B.I. and the United States Attorney’s Office for South Carolina are investigating the nature of the shooting, as many believe that it was a hate crime.

President Obama addressed the nation on Wednesday, brought up the issues of race and gun control as well as quoting Martin Luther King.

The community congregated in a nearby church as a display of unity.