R. v. T., ONTARIO SUPERIOR COURT OF JUSTICE, TORONTO, ONTARIO:
The accused, T., was an entrepreneur who had received a cheque in the amount of $50,000 from a nigerian investor. When he deposited the cheque in his bank account it was revealed that the cheque was a forgery. Mr. Kostman represented T., at trial. He was acquitted on the basis that although the document was a forgery, T., had no criminal intent, to commit a fraud and genuinely believed that the funds were legitimate.
R. v. J.H., ONTARIO COURT OF JUSTICE, COLLEGE PARK, TORONTO:
The accused, J.H., was charged with one count of obtaining transportation by fraud. The allegations against her were that she was a passenger in a taxi when she had a fare dispute with the driver. J.H., was said to have been belligerent and aggressive towards the taxi driver who called the police. The police attended and their investigation revealed that J.H., had no ability to pay the taxi driver. Mr. Pyzer represented J.H., and was successful in having the charge against her withdrawn prior to setting a trial in this matter. As such, J.H., does not have a criminal record as a result of these allegations.
R. v. J.P., ONTARIO COURT OF JUSTICE, OLD CITY HALL, TORONTO:
J.P., was an employee at a pharmacy in Toronto. Her employer received information that J.P., was defrauding the pharmacy by failing to hand in refund slips and debit card refunds. Further investigation revealed that J.P., was crediting these funds to her own bank account at the bank of montreal.
The accused was arrested and investigated by members of the Toronto regional police and gave an inculpatory statement admitting to the accusations against her. As a result, she was charged with fraud under $5,000. Mr. Pyzer represented J.P., and was successful in having the charge against her withdrawn prior to setting a trial date. As such, J.P., does not have a criminal record as a result of this charge.
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