Fraud

Xavier Cormier, a lawyer, defends clients charged with fraud. Fraud is described under Section 380 of the Criminal Code of Canada as being: "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".The fraudulent means can

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A client charged with a $ 300,000 fraud avoids going to prison

Mr. Xavier Cormier, one of the partners of our criminal law firm, was representing a lady charged with fraud for over $ 300,000 (Section 380 Criminal Code) and producing forged documents (Section 367 and 368 Criminal Code). The client admitted committing this fraud against her employer. This client had many records for fraud and theft.  Once the client had pleaded guilty, Mr. Cormier requested that a pre-sentencing report be drafted

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Although charged with gangsterism and fraud, a client avoids going to prison

Following a police operation involving wiretapping and document seizures, a dozen employees and managers of a company were charged with carrying out activities of falsified billing. Charges of gangsterism (Sections 467.11, 467.12 and 467.13 of the Criminal Code), of fraud over $ 5,000 (Section 380(1)a) of the Criminal Code) and production of forged documents (Section 367a) of the Criminal Code) were laid among others. According to the Prosecutors, this fraud

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