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Additional charges laid in connection to fraudulently autographed McDavid jerseys

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Police lay additional charges against man in connection to fraudulently autographed McDavid jerseys

27-Aug-2019 @ 3:49 PM

The EPS has laid additional charges against a 23-year-old man, claiming to be from the Edmonton Oilers Entertainment Group or Pro Am Sports, in relation to selling Connor McDavid jerseys with fraudulent autographs online.

The EPS issued a news release seeking complainants who may have been have been victimized by this scam on July 18, 2019, and since then, five additional complainants have contacted police. Investigators believe the five new complainants were allegedly defrauded approximately $12,570.

Chandra Vinesh Singh, 23, is charged with fraud under $5000 (x6), false pretences under $5000 (x6), using a forged document (x3) and forgery (x3).

Singh was arrested yesterday, August 26, 2019 without incident and is expected to appear in court on September 23, 2019.

Background

In April of 2018, it was reported that Singh contacted several people via Facebook claiming he was employed by either the Edmonton Oilers Entertainment Group or Pro Am Sports and was selling autographed Connor McDavid jerseys. Investigators believe Singh successfully sold two fraudulently autographed jerseys to a citizen for $1,400.

Several months later, in February 2019, it was reported that Singh proposed an “investment opportunity” to an individual via Facebook, which again involved Oilers jerseys that Singh falsely claimed were signed by Connor McDavid. Singh also allegedly used fraudulent documents to support his claims. The individual was allegedly defrauded $23,000.

At that time, Singh was charged with possession of a forged document (x2), fraud over $5,000, fraud under $5,000.

The Edmonton Police Service reminds citizens to use caution when purchasing from non-licensed vendors and individuals online. For more information regarding Pro Am Sports’ authenticity program, please visit: Choose team real deal when buying your gear and memorabilia. For more information on where to find certified, authentic Edmonton Oilers memorabilia, please visit: Edmonton Oilers Authentic Autographed Memorabilia.

Anyone with any information about this or any other crime is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.p3tips.com/250.

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Large amount of drugs, firearms seized from Red Deer home

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News release from the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT)

Five firearms were seized alongside nearly a quarter million dollars’ in drugs and cash after a Red Deer home was searched.

ALERT Red Deer’s organized crime team searched the home on May 23, 2024 with help from Red Deer RCMP. The home, located in the Eastview neighbourhood, contained a large amount of drugs and firearms with five suspects being arrested.

“None of these firearms were lawfully possessed and are instruments of the drug trade. There’s an inherent violence with drug trafficking that threatens all of our safety,” said Insp. Brad Lundeen, ALERT Regional.

The drugs seized have an estimated street value of $220,000 and include:

  • Five firearms;
  • 670 grams of cocaine;
  • 336 grams of MDMA;
  • 90 grams of methamphetamine;
  • 76 suspected methamphetamine pills;
  • 71 opioid pills;
  • 494 illicit prescription pills;
  • 4.4 litres of GHB;
  • 1,313 grams of cannabis;
  • $96,440 cash.

One of the firearms, a loaded 40-caliber handgun, had previously been reported as stolen. Two of the firearms also had their serial number tampered. The seized firearms will be sent to ALERT’s Provincial Firearms Solutions Lab for ballistics testing and analysis.

Five suspects, ranging in age from 32 to 51 years old, were arrested but charges have yet to been laid. The investigation remains ongoing as investigators prepare reports and disclosure for Crown Counsel.

ALERT’s investigation began in January 2024 in response to drug trafficking in the Red Deer area.

Members of the public who suspect drug or gang activity in their community can call local police, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers is always anonymous.

ALERT was established and is funded by the Alberta Government and is a compilation of the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources committed to tackling serious and organized crime.

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FBI admits identity of Hunter Biden laptop in Delaware trial after intelligence officials denied story in 2020

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By Louis Knuffke

Hunter Biden’s laptop was identified on Wednesday in federal court through serial numbers and Apple records, and FBI agent Erika Jensen admitted it belonged to Biden, after the FBI and intelligence officials covered up the laptop story ahead of the 2020 election.

The Hunter Biden laptop was entered into evidence in an ongoing Delaware trial of Joe Biden’s scandal-ridden son for allegedly illegally purchasing a firearm as a drug addict.

Biden’s laptop, which 51 prominent U.S. intelligence officials publicly claimed was a “Russian hoax” in the lead-up to the 2020 presidential election, was identified on Wednesday, June 5, in federal court through serial numbers and Apple records. FBI agent Erika Jensen confirmed that the laptop belonged to Hunter Biden and that the FBI found no evidence of tampering with the device.

The laptop had been officially handed over to the FBI in December 2019 by the computer repair shop owner at whose store Hunter Biden reportedly left it.

READ: Why did the FBI cover up Hunter Biden’s laptop for nearly 18 months?

Observers pointed out on social media the deception of which the FBI and intelligence officials have now been clearly shown to be guilty in covering up the existence of evidence that would expose the corruption and criminal activity of not only Hunter Biden but also his father just prior to the 2020 election.

 

READ: Hunter Biden business partner says FBI ‘altered history’ by refusing to investigate Biden family

As has since come to light, after the New York Post published its shocking report about the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop just weeks before the 2020 election, then-presidential candidate Joe Biden’s senior campaign advisor Antony Blinken orchestrated a letter signed by 51 officials of intelligence agencies smearing the laptop story as a “Russian hoax” in an attempt to keep it from public scrutiny just before the election.

Mainstream media and social media followed suit and the story was effectively suppressed for the time being, allowing Joe Biden to dismiss the scandal in a live 2020 presidential debate against Trump, citing the letter.

 

READ: New emails prove ‘beyond all doubt’ Joe Biden obstructed justice with Hunter’s Ukraine deal: fact-checker

In 2022 U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida questioned FBI Cyber Division assistant director Bryan Vorndran about the whereabouts of the Hunter Biden laptop during a congressional hearing, and Vorndran then claimed he didn’t “have any information about the Hunter Biden laptop” despite his prominent position at the FBI Cyber Division. Gaetz then proceeded to enter a copy of the Hunter Biden laptop into the official Congressional Record.

Wednesday’s admission of the laptop into court evidence and the confirmation of its identity by the FBI as belonging to Hunter Biden is the latest development in a story that continues to expose the deep criminal corruption of the Biden family.

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