Ex-Goldman Banker to Return to Malaysia for 1MDB Trial, Edge Reports
Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. banker Roger Ng will return to Malaysia in time for the start of his 1MDB trial in April, after being extradited to the U.S. earlier this year to face related charges, The Edge reports. Ng is set to be in Malaysia by March, with his trial dates set for April 13 to 15, the newspaper said, citing Deputy Public Prosecutor Zaki Asyraf Zubir.Roger Ng in New York on May 6. Malaysia temporarily surrendered Ng for up to 10 months to allow U.S. prosecution to proceed first, with the former banker set to return as soon as the U.S. proceedings are concluded, Malaysia’s Attorney-General Tommy Thomas said in May.
VANCOUVER — Ed John, a leader of the First Nations Summit and former British Columbia cabinet minister, is accused of four counts of sexual assault dating back to 1974.
The B.C. Prosecution Service says in a statement that special prosecutor Michael Klein was appointed in February to look into allegations of sexual offences that were alleged to have occurred in and around Prince George.
The service says Klein has approved four counts of having sexual intercourse with a female without her consent.
The incidents were alleged to have occurred between March 1 and Sept. 15, 1974.
Kevin and Linda O'Leary sued for wrongful death by family of boating crash victim
Kevin and Linda O'Leary sued for wrongful death by family of boating crash victim On Aug. 24, Linda O’Leary was driving a boat on Lake Joseph, Ont., when it collided with another boat near midnight. Gary Poltash, 64, from Florida and Susanne Brito, 48, from Uxbridge, Ont., died of injuries sustained in the crash. Three others were hospitalized but later released.
Prosecution service spokesman Dan McLaughlin says the charges are alleged to involve one person.
John, who's first court appearance is set for Dec. 10, could not immediately be reached for comment.
He is a hereditary chief of Tl'azt'en Nation in northern B.C. and a lawyer who holds honorary Doctor of Laws degrees from the University of Northern British Columbia and the University of Victoria.
John completed his eleventh consecutive term as an elected leader of the First Nations Summit Political Executive in June and served for five years as a member of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.
His biography also says was involved in the development of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2007 and implemented by the British Columbia government just last month.
In 2015, then-premier Christy Clark appointed John as Special Advisor on Indigenous Children in Care and after extensive consultations he submitted a report one year later containing 85 recommendations to overhaul British Columbia's Indigenous child welfare system.
The recommendations were aimed at improving outcomes for Indigenous children and youth by changing the focus from intervention and separation to strengthening families.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 14, 2019.
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New data to show that Ottawa police continue to disproportionately pull over Middle Eastern and black drivers .
Data from the continued collection of race data from all traffic stops conducted by Ottawa police continues to show disproportionate numbers of Middle Eastern and black drivers being stopped by police, according to an email sent to all officers by Chief Peter Sloly in advance of Wednesday’s public release of two studies. Police were to hold a “technical briefing” for media Wednesday morning detailing the findings of the second set of race data collection during traffic stops.