Prosecuting and Defending Fraud Cases: A Practitioner's Handbook

Prosecuting and Defending Fraud Cases: A Practitioner's Handbook
Emond Publishing
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December 2017
Criminal Law and Procedure; Criminal Law Series

General Editors: Brian H. Greenspan and Justice Vincenzo Rondinelli

NOTE: Please visit Prosecuting and Defending Fraud Cases, 2nd Edition for the latest edition.

"[T]his text is an indispensable companion to the criminal counsel, Crown or defence, who wish to litigate these cases in a highly skilled and professional manner."

— Mark Sandler, LLB

Criminal fraud costs Canadians tens of billions of dollars per year. High-profile cases—like those concerning Bernie Madoff, Enron, and Conrad Black—highlight how fraudulent activity can impact individuals, businesses, and society as a whole. Despite this growing problem, there are very few legal texts dedicated to effectively approaching and litigating these challenging cases. Prosecuting and Defending Fraud Cases: A Practitioner’s Handbook addresses this need by providing an in-depth understanding of the key principles, doctrines, and statutes surrounding these cases.

This practical guide examines how to handle allegations of fraud and related offences step by step. It comprehensively reviews the latest legislation and case law so that readers can familiarize themselves with the process and contextualize their own cases. Additionally, chapters in this text provide essential information on common issues surrounding documentary evidence and the admissibility of documents, breach of trust crimes, and Ponzi schemes. This information is paired with charts and checklists to assist practitioners with incorporating this knowledge into their practice.

By compiling comprehensive analysis and practical resources into one complete, concise volume, this text can act as the go-to resource for any Crown attorney, defence counsel, or judge who deals with fraud and parallel proceedings.

This text is Volume 6 in Emond’s Criminal Law Series.

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  • Foreword by Mark Sandler
  • Sentencing tables related to important case law from across Canada
  • Detailed review of the use of compelled statements that originated from regulatory proceedings
  • Concise explanation of the material elements of fraud
  • Several charts to assist readers in situating their particular case in its proper context

Chapter 1: Pre-Charge Considerations
Chapter 2: Judicial Interim Release
Chapter 3: Fraud and Disclosure of the Case
Chapter 4: Material Elements of Fraud
Chapter 5: Admissibility of Documents
Chapter 6: Sentencing
Chapter 7: Restitution
Chapter 8: Forfeiture
Chapter 9: Criminal Organization Fraud
Chapter 10: Regulatory Issues
Chapter 11: Fraud Related Offences

"Last evening I was working on a fraud file and had not yet 'cracked' Prosecuting and Defending Fraud Cases. In 15 minutes I had enough direction to be prepared for my client's next appearance. I look forward to the new texts in the series."

—Patrick McDougall, Barrister

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