July 13th, 2018


2 Year CSO Upheld For Breach Of Trust By Police Officer – R v Harrison, 2018 Alberta Court Of Appeal

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Crown appeal of a 2-year conditional sentence order after accused pleaded guilty to breach of trust by a public officer under s 122 CC. Accused was an RCMP officer who had improperly accessed confidential police databases. Held: Appeal dismissed. “The appellant says there is a sentencing principle that for breach of public trust by a … Read More.

August 11th, 2017


R v Slevin, 2017 Calgary Provincial Court 174 per Lamoureux, PCJ:

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Accused pleaded guilty to theft from her brother’s company. Accused unlawfully transferred the money to a numbered company that she owned. $98,099.87 theft. $79,853.25 paid in restitution by the time of sentencing. Accused had a gambling disorder. Held: 18 months jail, and 12 months probation. As per Fulcher, 2007 ABCA 381: ” … absent truly … Read More.

August 4th, 2017


R v Sutherland, 2017 Calgary Provincial Court 170 per Bascom, PCJ:

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Breach of trust theft. Accused (while working with Maple Leaf Foods) ordered sample boxes of meat without authorization, and then donated the same to various groups, teams or charities that he was associated with. $21,258.19 theft value. Accused did not personally gain from the thefts, and at the sentencing was in a position to pay … Read More.

February 9th, 2017


R v Song, 2017 ABPC 13 per MacDonald, PCJ:

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Accused pleaded guilty to fraud. $5,000 – $6800 theft from employer. While working as a sales representative at The Bay, the accused conducted 16 fraudulent refunds. 22 years old. No record. Remorseful. Accused subject to deportation to China if convicted. Defence application for a conditional discharge. Held: 6 month CSO. Discharge would not be a … Read More.

December 15th, 2016


R v Biletsky, 2016 ABPC 261 per Barley, PCJ:

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Accused pleaded guilty to fraud over $5000. Accused stole $17,797.50 from a community association that he served as a president of. Accused later forged a letter, claiming to be a lawyer, threatening to sue the association if details of his resignation were made public. Prior record for tax evasion. Guilty plea entered on morning of … Read More.