Fraud Over $1,000,000 (Sentencing Cases)

From Criminal Law Notebook

Offence Wording

Fraud

380 (1) Every one who, by deceit, falsehood or other fraudulent means, whether or not it is a false pretence within the meaning of this Act, defrauds the public or any person, whether ascertained or not, of any property, money or valuable security or any service,

(a) is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to a term of imprisonment not exceeding fourteen years, where the subject-matter of the offence is a testamentary instrument or the value of the subject-matter of the offence exceeds five thousand dollars; or
(b) is guilty
(i) of an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, or
(ii) of an offence punishable on summary conviction,

where the value of the subject-matter of the offence does not exceed five thousand dollars.

Minimum punishment

(1.1) When a person is prosecuted on indictment and convicted of one or more offences referred to in subsection (1) [fraud], the court that imposes the sentence shall impose a minimum punishment of imprisonment for a term of two years if the total value of the subject-matter of the offences exceeds one million dollars.

Affecting public market

(2) Every one who, by deceit, falsehood or other fraudulent means, whether or not it is a false pretence within the meaning of this Act, with intent to defraud, affects the public market price of stocks, shares, merchandise or anything that is offered for sale to the public is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding fourteen years.

R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 380; R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 380; R.S., 1985, c. 27 (1st Supp.), s. 54; 1994, c. 44, s. 25; 1997, c. 18, s. 26; 2004, c. 3, s. 2; 2011, c. 6, s. 2.
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CCC (CanLII), (DOJ)


Note up: 380(1), (1.1) and (2)

1 million or more

See also: Fraud (Sentencing Cases)
Case Name Pr Ct Sentence Amount Summary
2022
R v Mella, 2022 ABQB 68 (CanLII) AB SC 8 years imprisonment 2,564,840.02
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2021
R v Mojadiddi, 2021 ONCJ 38 (CanLII), per O’Marra J ON PC
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2020
R v Sy, 2020 ONCJ 527 (CanLII) ON PC 3 years imprisonment $1.2 million
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2019
R v Nowack, 2019 ONSC 5344 (CanLII), per Goldstein J ON SC
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R v Davatgar-Jafarpour, 2019 ONCA 353 (CanLII), per Roberts JA ON CA 4 years imprisonment 2.5 million The "offender, executive of non-profit organization; committed fraud between $2 million and $2.5 million against the federal government over several years through submitting false reimbursements; large sophisticated scheme; 150 employees lost their jobs with bankruptcy; government regained most of its losses; no breach of trust; 4-year sentence on appeal."
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2018
R v Pavao, 2018 ONSC 4889 (CanLII), per Molloy J ON SC 5 years imprisonment $1.1 million
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R v Colpitts, 2018 NSSC 180 (CanLII), per Coady J NS SC 5 years imprisonment (Potter)
4.5 years (Colpitts)
roughly $13 million The offenders were convicted after a lengthy trial conspiracy to manipulate market price shares and public market fraud.
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2017
R v Watson, 2017 ONCA 346 (CanLII), per curiam ON CA 5 years imprisonment over $1 million The offender was a police officer who engaged in an organized fraud scheme where false motor vehicle accident claims were made that resulted in insurers paying out claims.
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R v Pastore, 2017 ONCA 487 (CanLII), per curiam ON CA 15 months imprisonment $1 million loan, $409,000 in losses
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R v Sponagle, 2017 NSPC 23 (CanLII), per Derrick J NS PC time served (3+ years) A joint recommendation. Crown agrees to remand credit of 3 years, 4 months.
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2016
R v Dhanaswar, 2016 ONCA 172 (CanLII), per curiam ON CA 6 years $2,372,702 The offender was convicted of two counts of fraud. The offender and her husband made representations to investors of large returns on small investments. Both the offender and her husband held management positions in the companies involved.
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R v Clarke, 2016 NSSC 101 (CanLII), per Campbell J NS SC 3 years imprisonment millions A joint recommendation.
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R v McGill, 2016 ONCA 139 (CanLII), per curiam ON CA 4 years imprisonment $3.4 million The offender was convicted at a jury trial of 23 counts of fraud over $5,000. He was a mortgage broker in Sarnia Ont. Over several years he was a party to a ponzi scheme amount to a total of more than 3.4 million dollars. McGill was a lesser player to the The Court overturned a 23 month conditional sentence and replaced it with a . There were 22 victims. There was a breach of trust. It was motivated only be greed. Baron, who was sentenced to 6 years, received the majority of the profits from the scheme.
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2014
R v Vinski, 2014 ONSC 2332 (CanLII), per Durno J ON SC 4.5 years imprisonment $3 million The offender pleaded guilty to fraud. He was a general manager for a credit union and took out 27 fake mortgage accounts over 7 years. The fraud caused the union to collapse. He had no record and some health issues. No restitution had been paid.
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R v Bailey, 2014 ABPC 223 (CanLII), per Fradsham J AB PC 9 years imprisonment $30-40 million
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R v Fast, 2014 SKQB 161 (CanLII), per Danyliuk J and 2015 SKCA 56 (CanLII) SK CA 7 years imprisonment $16.7 million One of biggest fraud's in Saskatchewan's history. "Ronald Fast ran a Ponzi scheme that ultimately resulted in a $16.7 million fraud on nearly 250 primarily elderly people in his community. His daughter, whom he involved in the scheme, was also charged and convicted." Mr Fast was 71 years of age with physical and mental health problems.
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R v Fung, 2014 ONCJ 492 (CanLII), per Lipson J ON PC 17 months imprisonment $1.7 million The offender pleaded guilty to defrauding the bank. She paid back full restitution. She suffered from major depression.
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2013
R v Oneil, 2013 ABCA 192 (CanLII), per Rowbotham JA AB CA 5 years imprisonment $3.6 million defrauded over 40,000+ tourists of their tax rebates over 7 years.
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R v Seremet, 2013 ABQB 291 (CanLII), per Macklin J AB SC 4 years imprisonment $3.6 million Over $3 million recovered. Offender was involved in an "oklahoma flip" scheme of artificially inflating house value.
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R v Shaha, [2013] OJ No 3370(*no CanLII links) ON 66 months imprisonment $2.2 million "...the offender defrauded 20 victims of a total of $2.2 million. He was sentenced to 66 months in prison. The circumstances of the victims and the consequences they suffered as a result of the fraud bear many similarities to Mr. Pavao’s victims. However, there were more of them and the total amount of the fraud was also greater. Some of the circumstances of Mr. Shah’s fraud were more aggravating. For example, some of these frauds were perpetrated after he had been arrested and charged with another fraud and for some of the frauds he misrepresented himself as a lawyer. In that sense, his crimes were deserving of a harsher sentence than would be appropriate for Mr. Pavao. However, Mr. Shah pleaded guilty, which was mitigating." (Quoting from R v Pavao, 2018 ONSC 4889 (CanLII)), at para 102
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R v Link, 2013 SKQB 163 (CanLII), per Ball J SK SC 5.5 years imprisonment $1.7 million Occurred over 6 years. "The offender was guilty of two counts of fraud. Over $1.7 million was taken over a period of six years. Numerous elaborate steps were required to conceal the fraud and keep the enterprise going for that time. At least 56 victims were adversely affected. To the offender’s knowledge, some of the victims were vulnerable without much money to lose. Many were unsophisticated. They trusted the offender. He used his status in the community as a means of perpetrating and continuing the fraud. There are a number of similarities to the case at bar. Justice Ball sentenced Mr. Link to a penitentiary term of five and one‑half years." (Quoting from R v Fast, 2014 SKQB 161 (CanLII)), at para 62
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R v Paterson, 2013 BCPC 5 (CanLII), per Dhillon J BC PC 6 years imprisonment $300 million The offender was as hospital administrator who defrauded the organization by filing false expenses and collected undeserved benefits.
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R v Steinhubl, 2013 ABCA 39 (CanLII), per curiam AB CA $3.55 million A "very long fraud on a financial institution, no restitution, remorse or acceptance of guilt; 6 years and restitution"
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2012
R v Abedi, 2012 ONCJ 540 (CanLII), per Borenstein J ON PC 2 years less a day CSO $14 million The offender pleaded guilty to fraud. The offender was personally responsible for $850k of the total losses. He paid $50k in restitution. He was 45 years old with no criminal record. He was remorseful.
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R v Kilba, 2012 ABPC 302 (CanLII), per Van de Veen J AB PC 30 months imprisonment $1.47 million fraudulent mortgages
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R v Khatchatourou and Rezik,, 2012 ONSC 3511 (CanLII), per O’Marra J ON SC 4 years $1.1 million The two offenders pleaded guilty to 10 counts of fraud. They stole the identities of recently arrived immigrants to take out 27 mortgages on 11 properties from CMHC over 7 years. They were not in a position of trust. The two offenders were in a relationship. Khatchatourou was 23 years at the start of the offence and had ties to the local church. Rezik was a single mother and was attending university. Neither showed any remorse. The sentencing judge ordered 4 years and $423k in fines-in-lieu of forfeiture. Appealed to 2014 ONCA 464 (CanLII).
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R v Mazzucco, 2012 ONCJ 333 (CanLII), per Clark J ON PC 6 years imprisonment $4.9 million the offender conducted a lengthy Ponzi scheme. He made several attempts to reimburse some investors. He plead guilty at trial.
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R v Cunsolo, 2012 ONSC 114 (CanLII), per Hill J ON SC 18 months imprisonment $3.8 million+ mortgage fraud; restitution of 250k ordered
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2010
R v Banks, 2010 ONCJ 339 (CanLII), per West J ON PC 4 years $1.4 million "The offender ... was an investment adviser who defrauded his victims of approximately $1.4 million. The majority of the victims were elderly retirees who relied upon the interest from their investments to supplement their retirement income. Some of them lost their entire life savings. Mr. Banks was 51 years old, had numerous character references, and no prior criminal record. He pleaded guilty. Mr. Banks was sentenced to four years imprisonment. Mr. Pavao’s personal circumstances are similar, as are his crimes, but he does not have the advantage of the mitigating impact of a guilty plea." (Quoting from R v Pavao, 2018 ONSC 4889 (CanLII)), at para 101
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R v Johnson, 2010 ABQB 546 (CanLII), per Sullivan J AB SC 13 years imprisonment $2.4 million ponzi scheme involved 50 investors. "The offender ran a Ponzi scheme that defrauded over 50 investors of some $2.43 million. Half of those victims were members of his church. Many victims suffered financial, psychological, emotional and physical harm. The offender did not stop on his own volition. The trial judge sentenced him to 13 years, which was reduced to 10 years on appeal." (Quoting from R v Fast, 2014 SKQB 161 (CanLII)), at para 62
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R v Thow, 2010 BCCA 538 (CanLII), per Low JA BC CA 7 and 9 years $10 million The offenders defrauded victims of $10 million with $8 million in losses. The money was used to fund expensive lifestyle. Upheld decision of 2010 BCPC 378. "The accused entered guilty pleas to 20 counts of fraud, which occurred over a 2½‑year period on an international scale. The deprivation was some $10.2 million. Victims included friends and family. The offender was said to have operated without a conscience. The victims spoke of how life savings were lost and the devastation the fraud caused. On counts prior to September 2004, the sentence was seven years; after that date, nine years." (Quoting from R v Fast, 2014 SKQB 161 (CanLII)), at para 62
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R v Tickell, 2010 BCCA 303 (CanLII), per Kirkpatrick JA BC CA $1.2 million "it involved an employee of the British Columbia Public Guardian who defrauded clients of the Public Guardian of over $1.2 million through a forged will and through transferring to himself some land for $1 which he sold for almost $1 million in net proceeds in the final days of his employment after being given notice of a lay off. Mr. Tickell pled guilty and a substantial portion of the proceeds were recovered. The six-year sentence imposed in that case was upheld. The sentencing judge’s reasons attached considerable importance to the harm done to the Public Guardian, characterizing Mr. Tickell as not the “worst offender…but certainly one of the worst”." (Quoting from R v Konashewych, 2023 ONSC 6743 (CanLII)), at para 103
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R v Chamczuk, 2010 ABCA 380 (CanLII), per curiam AB CA
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R v Jones, 2010 QCCQ 851 (CanLII), per Morin J QC PC 11 years $50 million Offence occurred over 27 years.
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2009
R v Georgakopoulos, 2009 CanLII 43 (ONSC), per McCombs J ON SC 2 years less a day CSO $1.6 million
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R v Fontaine, 2009 MBQB 165 (CanLII), per Schulman J MB SC 3 years imprisonment
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R v Lacroix,
2009 QCCS 4519 (CanLII), [2009] Q.J. No 10890, per Wagner J
QC 13 years $95 million The offence occurred over a period of 3 years. There were about 9,200 investors who were defrauded. HE plead guilty on the eve of his jury trial to 200 counts.
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R v Drabinsky, 2009 CanLII 41220 (ONSC), per Benotto J ON SC 4 and 7 years $100 million+ (est)
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2008
R v DiGiuseppe, 2008 ONCJ 127 (CanLII), per Tetley J ON PC 6 years $3.8 million "By manipulating his books for two corporations, the accused defrauded Revenue Canada of an amount exceeding $3.5 million. The offender was 61, with two adult daughters who (with their spouses) were also involved with the businesses. The offender had no criminal record and had some health problems, both physical and psychological. The Crown sought six years, citing as aggravating factors the breach of trust, the amount of the fraud, the need for denunciation and deterrence, the lack of remorse, the multiple levels of dishonesty involved, the degree of sophistication and planning, the length of the fraud, the use of “front men” and the failure to voluntarily terminate the criminal activity. Defence sought a sentence in the range of three years. The court determined the appropriate sentence to be six years’ imprisonment plus a fine of $2 million to be appropriate." (Quoting from R v Fast, 2014 SKQB 161 (CanLII)), at para 62
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R v Wilder, 2008 BCCA 370 (CanLII), per Levine JA BC CA 9 years imprisonment $38 million "The offender was convicted of seven counts of fraud and one count of possessing the proceeds of crime. The fraud dealt with false tax credits, and the victim was the Canadian government, which lost $38 million. A sentence of nine years imprisonment and a restitution order for $5 million was upheld on appeal. While the sentence was seen as high, it was held not to be outside the range or demonstrably unfit."(Quoting from R v Fast, 2014 SKQB 161 (CanLII)), at para 62
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R v Charbonneau, 2008 QCCQ 251 (CanLII), per Bonin J QC PC 7 years imprisonment $14 million "There are some markedly similar features to those in the case at bar. The offender was convicted of 119 counts of fraud totalling almost $14 million. He had set up a corporation which in turn set up “investment clubs” to gather funds to start an insurance company. It was a Ponzi scheme, in the form of a promissory note fraud, which ran for several years. He misrepresented facts to investors. When the scheme came to light, a proposal was made to the creditors, which was rejected and the companies then went bankrupt. The investors had no guarantee or protection and lost their money. A pre‑sentence report was not positive for the offender. He received a sentence of seven years, concurrent on each count." (Quoting from R v Fast, 2014 SKQB 161 (CanLII)), at para 62
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R v Ellis, 2008 ABQB 40 (CanLII), per Verville J AB SC 5 years imprisonment $2 million (approx)
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R v Taylor, 2008 BCPC 120 (CanLII), per Giardini J BC PC 42 months (JR) 3.2 million (approx)
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R v Penney, 2008 ABPC 339 (CanLII), per Allen J AB PC 1.1 million The offender plead guilty to an fraudulent investment scheme where he had 20 people invest in him. He was in a position of trust. A "$1.1 M fraud wherein the court found that many of the victims included those in a trust relationship. Mr. Penney also had one prior fraud convictions with a short sentences (9 months and 3 years probation) which according to Judge Allen, at para 47 “did little to curb his fraudulent activity”. Mr. Penney however did plead guilty and cooperated with the authorities - this was a significant mitigating factor. He was sentenced to 6 yrs (and would have been sentenced to 8 yrs had there not been a guilty plea)."
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R v McCarthy, 2008 CanLII 68887 (ONSC), per Thorburn J ON SC 2 years less a day CSO $3 million
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R v Allan, 2008 CanLII 35699 (ONSC), per GP Smith J ON SC 3 years imprisonment $1.2 million "The Court sentenced the accused to thirty-six months’ detention for crimes of fraud and breach of trust. She was an administrator for the Ontario Works Program, which sought to distribute assistance to clients in need who were living on the Aboriginal reserve. She created client files with false documents, reactivated terminated files, and then approved the issuing of cheques, which she cashed herself. The fraud amounted to $1,285,000. This sentence was imposed despite the fact that the accused had no criminal record, pleaded guilty, and cooperated with the police officers. No restitution was possible in her case. The accused occupied a high position of trust and defrauded the government for her own financial interest and that of her family. The fraud extended over a long period of time and involved a high degree of planning and sophistication." (Quoting from R v Thibault, 2015 QCCQ 8910 (CanLII)), at para 157
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R v Wilson, 2008 NSPC 68 (CanLII), per Ross J NS PC 26 months imprisonment $1.8 million The offender pled guilty to defrauding a bank over a period of 1 month for a total exceeding $1.8 million. He ran an auto dealership and misrepresented his inventory. The offender was not in a position of trust.
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2007
R v Minnie and Shaw, 2007 BCSC 433 (CanLII), per Pitfield J BC SC 5 years and 2 years less a day CSO $1.8 million several victims
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R v Ablacksingh, 2007 CanLII 688 (SCC), per Gans J ON SC 4 years imprisonment $8 million
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R v Leefe, [2007] OJ No 3461(*no CanLII links) ON SC 18 months CSO + fine (JR) $7 million

The offender was the operator of a telemarketing company, had a sophisticated operation over 7 years with profits of approx $7 million. Guilty of fraud over, possession of proceeds of crime. Fine for $1.5 million.

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2006
R v Coffin, 2006 QCCA 471 (CanLII), per curiam QC CA 18 months imprisonment $1,556,625 The accused pleaded guilty to fifteen counts of fraud against the Government of Canada for a total of $1,556,625. He occupied a privileged position and his acts were premeditated. The Court of Appeal of Quebec sentenced him to eighteen months’ imprisonment, overturning the trial judgment imposing a conditional sentence of two years less one day of imprisonment, even though he had reimbursed $1 million." (Quoting from R v Thibault, 2015 QCCQ 8910 (CanLII)), at para 157
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R v Heiligsetzer, 2006 ABCA 2 (CanLII), per Côté JA AB CA 7 years imprisonment $1.5 million A "$1.5 M trust fraud - an “economic predator” with many victims - but this was a first offence and there was a guilty plea - Judge Stephenson suggested that 3 years was the starting point for trust fraud (this has been reconsidered by our Court of Appeal however as noted in Johnson) - the 7 yrs sentence imposed by the trial judge was upheld on appeal"
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2005
R v Campbell, [2005] OJ No 4696 (OCJ)(*no CanLII links) ON PC CSO $1 million defrauded his elderly clients; special circumstances; accused was 65 years old; no criminal record; was in a hypomanic state at time of the offence.
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R v PT, 2005 BCPC 55 (CanLII), per Warren J BC PC 3 years imprisonment $3 million The offender was a 60-year-old bank manager who stole millions over a 10 year period. Only $100,000 was recovered. Court of Appeal upheld the sentence.
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R v Slobogian, 2005 BCSC 434 (CanLII), per Fraser J BC SC 6 years imprisonment one of biggest frauds in history of BC
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2004
R v Fortier, 2004 BCPC 189 (CanLII), per Phillips J BC PC 2.5 years imprisonment $1 million (approx) defraud investors -- offender was under direction of manager to defraud
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R v D'Andrea, 2004 CanLII 13522 (ON CA), per curiam ON CA 2 years less $2 million
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R v Clarke, 2004 CanLII 7246 (ON CA), per curiam ON CA 3.5 years imprisonment $20 million (but no actual loss) The offender was a bank employee who made a series of redemptions from client mutual funds. The sentencing judge ordered a 2 years less a day conditional sentence. Court of appeal ordered only 1 additional year after giving credit for time already served.
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2003
R v Black, 2003 NSSC 99 (CanLII), per Murphy J NS SC 2 years imprisonment $1 million offender diverted money from bank and provincial agency ACOA and ABN to company--no evidence of personal gain--offender was 61 years old with no record and good background--CSO not meet objectives of sentencing
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R v Bjellebo,
2003 CanLII 26907 (ON CA), [2000] OJ No 478 (Gen. Div.); [2003] OJ No 3946 (CA), per Sharpe JA
ON CA 10 years imprisonment $118 million + Offender set up a yacht chartering company making many misrepresentations. The fraud involved a breach of trust against the government. There were $22 million in actual losses. "This was a huge fraud, one of the largest tax frauds ever in Canada. The government may have lost up to $118 million. Over 600 private investors lost $22 million. The fraud was perpetrated over seven years. This accused was sentenced to ten years’ imprisonment plus a $1 million fine which, if unpaid, would default to an additional two years (consecutive)." (Quoting from R v Fast, 2014 SKQB 161 (CanLII)), at para 62
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2002
R v Khan, 2002 BCCA 703 (CanLII), per Esson JA BC CA 2 years less a day to 3 years $2.2 million Two offenders were convicted of fraud. "...the accused Khan planned and carried out a large scale fraud over a period of 14 months. This crime had a serious effect on his employer and a number of investors. A co-accused of Khan who had somewhat less involvement in the scheme was sentenced to two years less a day. The appellant Khan was sentenced to three years imprisonment. Both individuals appealed. The co-accused argued that he should have been given a conditional sentence. Khan argued his sentence should not be different from his co-accused. Both appeals were dismissed. The Court said that the differential in sentence was justified because Khan was more deeply involved in the fraud than was his co-accused. It was found the sentence imposed on Khan was fit."(Quoting from R v Reid, 2004 YKCA 4 (CanLII)), at para 7
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R v Dobis, 2002 CanLII 32815 (ON CA), per MacPherson JA ON CA 3 years imprisonment $2.2 million The offender pleaded guilty defrauding his employer over 3.5 years. He was an account manager. He had no record and had limited job prospects. The sentencing judge gave him a conditional sentence. Court of appeal considered 3 years a "minimum" sentence. "The accused, an accounting manager, defrauded the company for which he worked of $1.9 million. Although he had no criminal record, the Court of Appeal for Ontario overturned a sentence of two years less a day to be served in the community that had been imposed at trial, ordering instead a custodial sentence of three years in a penitentiary because the case involved fraud of considerable magnitude committed by a person in a position of trust." (Quoting from R v Thibault, 2015 QCCQ 8910 (CanLII)), at para 157
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R v Loewen,
2002 CanLII 37336 (MB PC), [2002] MJ No 298 (Man. P.C.), per Wyant J
MB PC 2 years less a day CSO 1.5 million "Mr. Loewen entered a plea of guilty to one count of fraud. He ... [was] carrying out a short-lived and not highly sophisticated cheque-kiting scheme that netted him $1.5 million."
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R v Massoudinia, [2002] OJ No 5504 (SCJ)(*no CanLII links) ON $2 million offender defrauded approximately 1400 people by seeking fees for a fake modeling agency. Guilty plea, remorseful, attempted restitution
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R v Tulloch, [2002] OJ No 5446 (Ont. SCJ)(*no CanLII links) ON SC 2 years less a days CSO $6.2 million "Mr. Tulloch entered a plea of guilty to a charge of conspiracy to defraud. He received a conditional sentence of two years less a day for claiming GST refunds of $6.2 million over an eight-month period by filing false equipment purchase invoices."
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R v Damji, [2002] OJ No 4949(*no CanLII links) ON 7 years imprisonment $40 million
2001
R v Koval, [2001] OJ 1205(*no CanLII links) ON 7 years imprisonment $95 million There were $75 million in actual losses. The money was used to fund a lavish lifestyle.
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R v Wheeler,
2001 CanLII 37646 (NL SC), [2001] NJ No 240 (S.C.–T.D.), per Dymond J/ http://canlii.ca/t/2f11j 2001 CanLII 37651] (NL SC), per Dymond J
NL SC 4.5 years imprisonment $3 million offender ran investment scheme promising huge returns--100s of victims--offender had three children, no record--lost business as a result
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R v Nichols,
2001 CanLII 5680, , 46 CR (5th) 294, per Laskin JA
ON CA 5 years imprisonment $1 million + offender was a telemarketer who convinced a 82 year old to send him over 1 million dollars as the tax on a $13 million lottery winning--$800k was recovered--offender was 29 with no record.
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2000
R v Cantin,
2000 CanLII 17638 (QC CQ), [2000] No 3630, per Auger J, 2000 CanLII 5795 (QC CQ), per Auger J
6 years imprisonment $100 million The offence occurred over 4 years. A restitution order for $1 million was made.
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1998
R v Gaudet, 1998 CanLII 5017 (ON CA), per curiam 5 to 8 years $50 million looted major brokerage firm
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1997
R v Berenbaum, [1997] OJ No 5468(*no CanLII links) ON $1.8 million 3 accountants defrauded firm. Plead guilty and were fully cooperative with forensic audit. Made virtually full restitution.
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1996
R v Savard, 1996 CanLII 5703 (QC CA), per curiam QC CA 18 mo & $200,000 fine $1,435,000 defraud creditors
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R v Gray, 1995 CanLII 18 (ON CA), per Carthy JA ON CA 2.5 years and 2 years less a day imprisonment $5.8 million government loan to perform research
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1995
R v McLaren,
1995 CanLII 6032 (SKQB), [1995] S.J. No 565 (Q.B. Sask.), per Grotsky J
SK SC 3.5 years imprisonment $1 million + The offender was convicted of fraud, breach of trust and theft. "This member of the provincial legislative assembly committed offences involving over $1 million. Although he pleaded guilty, expressed remorse, was suffering from health problems, and had no criminal record, these offences were clearly planned and carried out over a long period of time, and the sentence is necessary to maintain public confidence in the administration of justice." (Quoting from R v Thibault, 2015 QCCQ 8910 (CanLII)), at para 157
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R v Alidina, [1995] OJ No 2319 (Ont. Prov. Div.)(*no CanLII links) ON PC 15 months imprisonment $14 million "Ms. Alidina entered a plea of guilty to a charge of defrauding her bank employer. Over a period of five years, she diverted $14 million of funds from clients’ accounts. Defence counsel conceded that, all things being equal, the proper range of sentence would be between three and five years. For compassionate reasons, a sentence of 15 months was imposed."
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1990
R v Bertram, (1990) OJ No 2013(*no CanLII links) ON CA $4.5 million mostly recovered
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R v Carter, [1990] OJ 3140(*no CanLII links) ON 7 years imprisonment $25 million Of total amount, $6 million became personal profits of the offender. g
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