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Bad tenant granted bail after arrest in North York

thestar.com — Adam Buttigieg was granted bail on Tuesday afternoon, a day after he was taken into custody at a North York courthouse because he failed to obey conditions set out by police following a previous arrest.

Bad tenant arrested while at court for separate matter

thestar.com — Toronto tenant Adam Buttigieg, who habitually fails to pay his rent and has been convicted of fraud and forging cheques and credit reports, was arrested and jailed Monday, moments after wrapping up an unrelated appearance at a North York courthouse.

Bad tenant gets house arrest for fraud, forgery and bad cheques

thestar.com — A Toronto tenant who pleaded guilty to forging documents and writing bad cheques to landlords was methodical and deliberate in his long efforts to deceive and victimize his landlords and stay in properties without paying rent. Those were the words assistant crown attorney Timothy DiMuzio used to describe the actions of Adam Buttigieg during his sentencing hearing at Ontario Superior Court.

Bad tenant, bad boyfriend reveals his methods, says ‘I should have a big red flag’

thestar.com — That's what Adam Buttigieg - a man with a long history of bouncing cheques and fraud convictions - thinks prospective landlords deserve to hear.

Family, supporters rally for man held in Egypt without charge

thestar.com — Sarah Attia stood with microphone in hand and told the crowd of supporters that there had been a mistake. The replica prison cell that had been built to help people understand the horror of the solitary confinement unit her husband Khaled Al-Qazzaz, arrested in Egypt almost a year ago, has been locked into was structurally incorrect.

Nightmare tenant Nina Willis battling with new landlord over 7th eviction

thestar.com — Nina Willis is facing eviction, again. The Toronto tenant, who has a long history of failing to pay her rent and dragging her landlords to court, has been ordered to leave the two-storey Scarborough area property she has rented for more than a year.

Golnaz Vakili: Lawyer in hiding accused of stealing millions swears she’s innocent

thestar.com — Golnaz Vakili's decision to run, with $5,000 in cash and a bag stuffed with yoga pants and purses, came seemingly without warning one night last year. The 33-year-old Toronto lawyer left handwritten notes for her loved ones, confessing she was stressed to the breaking point but offering few clues as to why she abandoned her practice, her husband, and her family.

Rob Ford's after-hours drinks session spurs action against B.C. pub

thestar.com — The Vancouver-area pub where Rob Ford partied after his jaywalking experience has been issued two "contravention notices" for allowing patrons to drink after hours the night the mayor visited, according to British Columbia licensing officials. No fines will be laid against the bar, because an inspector found there was "insufficient evidence" to support the allegations of after hours drinking at a hearing.

Doug Ford assistant had police run-ins for drugs, drunk driving

thestar.com — A former blackjack dealer with a troubled past in Florida that includes charges involving drugs, drinking and driving, and soliciting a prostitute is working as Councillor Doug Ford's constituency assistant. Paul Saracino, an old Ford friend from Etobicoke, was put on the city payroll in September but has kept a low public profile.

B.C. liquor officials probe claims Rob Ford was served drinks after hours

thestar.com — British Columbia liquor officials are investigating claims that Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was recently served rounds of shots, stiff drinks and beer after legal drinking hours at a Vancouver-area pub. "The liquor inspector is currently in the process of determining whether there is merit to these allegations," said Douglas Scott, associate deputy minister of the Liquor Control and Licensing Board.
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Oct 22, 2014

RT @cathalkelly: What a grim and tragic day. I've never been prouder to be a Canadian.

Oct 22, 2014

RT @johntoryTO: ...particularly from someone seeking to be mayor of this city. He should apologize immediately. 2/2 #TOpoli #Toronto

Oct 22, 2014

RT @johntoryTO: Doug Ford's comment to @Jpags tonight is completely unacceptable...1/2 #TOpoli #Toronto

Oct 22, 2014

RT @ddale8: off her "lazy ass," and said @KatieSimpson24 is a "vicious, vicious" person who wants to "kill" the mayor.

Oct 22, 2014

RT @ddale8: To recap: Doug Ford has called @jpags a "little bitch," suggested @robyndoolittle is mentally unstable, told @kellygrant1 to get

Oct 22, 2014

RT @robertbenzie: On a day when Canadian politicians of all stripes sound noble and thoughtful, Doug Ford reminds us that some can be neither. #topoli

Oct 22, 2014

RT @Dale_Brazao: Angry all day over events in Ottawa..got home, went to the boardwalk in search of sense and sanity. pic.twitter.com/KXiCTFHVpc

Oct 22, 2014

RT @oliviachow: @DougFord2014 should immediately apologize to @jpags for his repugnant comment. It is offensive to her, to women, and to this city.

Oct 22, 2014

RT @jianghomeshi: Clint Malarchuk joins me tmrw with his powerful book, #TheCrazyGame, re depression, anxiety & addiction. Break the silenc…

Oct 22, 2014

RT @jpags: I followed Ford into the hallway to ask him why he said that. He did not answer.

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