Sexsomnia defendant Karl Antonius fired by Boreal Metals Corp.
The man charged with sexual assault of a woman on a blind date in 2015 — and whose defence is based on a sleep disorder known as sexsomnia — has been fired by his employer. Karl Richard Antonius, the 51-year-old president of B.C.-registered Boreal Metals Corp., has been asked to tender his immediate resignation, according to a press release from the company late Friday. Karl Richard Antonius, the 51-year-old president of B.C.-registered Boreal Metals Corp., has been asked to tender his immediate resignation, according to a press release from the company late Friday.
Volkswagen has agreed to plead guilty to US charges that it cheated on diesel emission tests for a decade. It is also to pay .3bn (4bn euros) in criminal
Volkswagen AG ( VW ) has agreed to plead guilty to three criminal felony counts and pay a .8 VW is also charged with obstruction of justice for destroying documents related to the scheme, and with a This case has been assigned to U.S. District Judge Sean F. Cox of the Eastern District of Michigan.
Volkswagen's attempts to plead guilty to all 60 Canadian charges it faces in an international emissions scandal were put on hold Friday as an environmental lawyer argued the court should hear victim impact statements.
The federal government charged the behemoth this week with 58 infractions of the Environmental Protection Act, as well as two counts of providing misleading information, alleging the company imported 128,000 cars into Canada between 2008 and 2015 that violated emissions standards.
Volkswagen's lawyers said they intend to take responsibility, and have reached a plea deal with the Crown.
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Volkswagen also formally pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and to violate the Clean Extracting a guilty plea from a major corporation is a notable feat for an administration that has been Ms. Lynch said she could not speculate on whether Germany would hand over the men.
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"We are before Your Honour prepared to plead guilty to 60 charges — all the charges before the court," defence lawyer David Humphrey told Justice Enzo Rondinelli. "It is hard to picture more clear accountability than that."
But the proposal was held up by a lawyer with the environmental group Ecojustice, who petitioned Rondinelli for standing in the case. Amir Attaran sought the authority to bring a motion that the court should hear victim impact statements before making a sentencing decision.
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Rondinelli will rule on that next Thursday.
If Attaran is granted standing, the case will be pushed back further as the statements are gathered. If he is denied standing, it will likely go ahead as planned.
Attaran repeatedly called into question the speed of the plea following the charges, saying the public didn't have enough time to learn about the accusations and Volkswagen's responsibility.
"We as Canadians are not served by Volkswagen being charged on Monday, saying they'll plead guilty ... and having it wrapped up on Friday," he said.
He also suggested the Crown was trying to suppress victim impact statements — something prosecutor Tom Lemon denied outside of court.
Lemon told reporters he has requested information about the victim impact statements to determine whether it would be appropriate to have them read in court.
"If they're legally admissible victim impact statements, then we'd agree to that. No problem," he said.
Feds charge Volkswagen with violating environment law for faking emissions tests
OTTAWA — German auto giant Volkswagen appears ready to strike a plea deal with Canada after being charged Monday for allegedly importing cars into this country that company executives knew violated emissions standards. Environment and Climate Change Canada announced the company had been charged with 60 violations under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act. All but two of the charges related to the 128,000 vehicles imported into Canada between 2008 and 2015 that had illegal emissions. The other two charges are for providing false information.
Liang pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud against US regulators and customers and to violating the Clean Air Act. He faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison. By cooperating with the government, he could potentially reduce his prison sentence.
Volkswagen has agreed to plead guilty to US charges that it cheated on diesel emission tests for a decade. Ingo Speich, a fund manager at Union Investment which holds about 0.6 percent of VW preference shares, said on Wednesday the company needed to “ put everything on the table” about its
Lemon said there were extensive negotiations with Volkswagen before the company was charged in Canada.
"You heard repeatedly in court that this was an exceptional case, a unique case," he said. "I can tell you that in this environmental context, in complicated cases, it's not unknown for these resolution discussions to take place beforehand. It isn't common, but it's happened before."
Lemon said regardless of the negotiations, he felt the Crown had fulfilled its duty to look out for the public interest.
Environment Canada's investigation, launched in September 2015, was repeatedly criticized by environmental experts and lawyers for taking too long.
Volkswagen pleaded guilty in U.S. court in 2017 for violating American laws and was fined $4.3 billion. In 2018, German prosecutors fined the company one-billion euros in the emissions-cheating case.
Several company executives and managers involved in the deception were charged in the U.S. and Germany, and some have already been sent to prison.
In total, the scheme has cost the company more than US$30 billion in fines and civic lawsuits, as well as compensation to customers who returned the affected cars for refunds or exchanges.
The affected vehicles in Canada included 3.0-litre and 2.0-litre diesel engine vehicles sold under the Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche brands.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 13, 2019.
Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Press
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Woman pleads guilty to 5 firearms charges stemming from Walmart gunshots .
The Moncton woman charged in connection with the killing of Candace Stevens has pleaded guilty to five firearm-related charges. Wendy Losier, 42, was facing seven changes, including theft and possession of a weapon, following an Oct. 31 incident when shots were fired in a Miramichi Walmart. Police allege she fled with James Curtis, Stevens's suspected killer, who is now dead.Losier is also charged with being an accessory after the fact to murder and interference with human remains related to Stevens's death.Stevens, who lived in Fredericton, was found dead in Upper Derby, near Miramichi, on Oct. 27, 2018.