R. vs. U.J.O. – Brampton, Ontario Court of Justice
Charge: Fraud Over $5000.
Issue: To what extent could Crown counsel prove that our client was involved in a “foreign lottery scam” designed to deprive the complainant of $65,000?
Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown that our client was merely a courier and not a director of the fraud. Rather than the jail sentence Crown had been seeking, our client pleaded guilty to the lesser offence of attempted fraud under $5000. He was sentenced to a $2000 fine and 12 months probation.