JUSTIN Trudeau’s hopes of being re-elected later this year are hanging by a thread after a majority of Canadians now say their opinion of the Prime Minister has “worsened” because of the deepening SNC-Lavalin scandal.
Mr Trudeau is continuing to take a pounding in the polls after becoming embroiled in the affair which centres on claims of misconduct among high-ranking aides. The latest figures spell electoral disaster for Mr Trudeau, if his premiership manages to survive until October’s general election at all. A new poll of voters, conducted for the Toronto Star, showed 57 percent of Canadians have had their view of Mr Trudeau tainted by the crisis while 59 percent added the affair will impact who they will vote for in the federal election.
The sample of voters’ opinions comes in the wake of former justice secretary and attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould’s bombshell testimony before the House of Commons justice committee.
The woman at the centre of the furore alleged officials in the Prime Minister’s Office launched a “consistent and sustained effort” over four months to pressure her into dropping a criminal trial against Montreal-based construction giant SNC-Lavalin.
Ms Wilson-Raybould refused and said “many people” in the top levels of Mr Trudeau’s administration made an “inappropriate effort” to persuade her to change her mind and reach a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) with the firm, which is one of Canada’s biggest companies.
The out-of-court settlement means SNC-Lavalin, which employs 52,000 people and had total revenues of £5.6 billion last year, would have avoided a criminal conviction barring them from bidding for lucrative government contracts for 10 years.
Officials in Mr Trudeau’s government became concerned such a conviction risked a hammering in key Quebec seats because it would have forced SNC-Lavalin into cutting thousands of jobs in the area and potentially relocating their headquarters out of the country.
The poll, conducted for the Toronto Star by Forum Research, asked 1,301 random Canadian adults via a telephone survey on the day and day after Ms Wilson-Raybould’s testimony.
Forum Research president Lorne Bozinoff said the findings were significant because it more than half of Canadians answered they could “confidently” explain the situation facing Mr Trudeau, who has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.
Mr Bozinoff told the newspaper: “Everyone is showing a pretty good level of awareness… that we can say without a doubt.”
Following Ms Wilson-Raybould’s testimony, five former Attorney Generals wrote to the chief of Canada’s mounted police, the force responsible for law enforcement at federal level, urging an investigation saying Mr Trudeau and his officials had breached specific sections of the Criminal Code.
Shockingly, the former AGs said: “Ordinary Canadians have been charged under these sections with much less evidence.”
The five signatories added the scandal “strikes at the core of the rule of law and independence of our justice system”.
Ms Wilson-Raybould said she did not think the pressure amounted to any illegality but added she felt “a very heightened level of anxiety” over “veiled threats” and that it was “entirely inappropriate” for her Cabinet colleagues to press her “months after the decision has been made” because of “partisan political considerations”.
Conservative opposition leader Andrew Scheer ordered Mr Trudeau step down while the leader of the New Democrats, Canada’s third-biggest party, promised to “ramp up the pressure” on the embattled prime minister.
Mr Scheer also wrote to the chief of Canada’s mounted police, the force responsible for law enforcement at federal level, demanding a criminal investigation be launched.
He said Mr Trudeau has “lost the moral authority to govern” because he “allowed a systemic culture of corruption to take root in his office”.
In response, Mr Trudeau batted away questions on whether he should resign, telling reporters Canadians would have a “very clear choice” about who they wanted to lead the country in six months time.
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Trudeau with kids out backing homosexual debauchery on show in streets of Toronto
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If they haven't already and just looking for excuses after Snowden exposures?
Canadian family's business and home stolen by the Government of British Columbia
You might want to check out the attacks against the English Family who ran
the 114 acre beachfront, Pacific Rim Resort and Campground in Tofino, B.C. for 30
years and how it was stolen from them by the Government of British Columbia in
a domestic terrorist attack. Prime Minister Trudeau is holidaying there now!
The BC Government owns and controls the British Columbia Investment
Management Corporation (BCIMC – BC Municipal and Government Workers
Pension Fund – Assets 150 Billion!) In 2010 BCIMC sent in a real estate agent
named Mike Nissley, from CBRE Real Estate in Atlanta, who lied to the English’s
saying he was working for them to lease part of their property and pay their debt.
Instead, he strung them out and set them up. Finally, he told them that he’d been
working for BCIMC all along and they had no choice but to sell to BCIMC for 20%.
The English’s refused to sell their Family’s home and resort business which was
their only livelihood and their life. The English’s home, resort office, and staff
quarters were then hit with arson attacks. Their family home and staff quarters
were burnt to the ground in one night!
Then their property access bridge was
destroyed by the Government’s BC Hydro Corporation, and the Tofino
Municipality shut off their water and sewer to the English’s property even
though their taxes were fully paid! They were left homeless and out of business
so they camped on their property with no running water or toilet for the next 3
years! Finally BCIMC colluded with their lender and took their property in a
fraudulent and illegal court sale for less than 15% of its value leaving them
penniless and on the street.
If you have seen the movies "Roadhouse" with
Patrickk “Swayze or "Walking Tall" with the Rock that’s exactly what was done to
these people and it was done by their own Government! Mike Nissley, the Vice-
President of CBRE Atlanta, and the CEO of BCIMC, Doug Pearce, should both be in
jail, but in Canada there are no RICO Laws and the police work for the
Government, not for the People, so these criminals have escaped without
The BC Government, Christy Clark, Premier, through BCIMC, now
owns the English’s property taken by criminal fraud and terror. John English hand
delivered a personal letter to Premier Clark’s Office at the Legislature setting this
out 6 months ago, but she refuses to even acknowledge receiving it! The Code of
Organized Crime Is the Code of Silence: Omerta!
There should be a movie done of
this story: One man, a single father, with two young kids, who refused to give in
to Government Criminals who burnt them out of their home and business and
how the sitting Government (up for re-election in 8 months) refuses to even talk
to them or acknowledge the crimes that were committed against the English
Family. John English continues to stand up and fight BCIMC and the BC
Government even after they have attempted to murder him a number of times!
The battle goes on! He vows he will never give up until their property is returned
and compensation made!
To learn more see: www.bcimc.info and www.cuabcimc.blogspot.ca
Thanks and God Bless!
Lawyers Gone Bad: Money, Sex And Madness In Canada's Legal Profession
LAWYERS ARE THE NUMBER ONE TERROR GROUP GLOBALLY
In this shocking and delicious exposé, Philip Slayton, a respected corporate lawyer and former dean of law, sheds light on those who betrayed clients and committed crimes—sometimes for very little personal gain.
While recounting actual cases of Canadian lawyers who ran afoul of the law, using one-on-one interviews with the offenders and their families, Slayton searches for what drives a respected professional to corruption.
Sharp and insightful, this book is a call for reform of the legal profession as well as an entertaining, eyebrow-raising look at the few who give lawyers a bad name.
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Canada's 'Black Widow' arrested for using the internet at library
Another murdering bitch Womens Aid continue to avoid mentioning
An 80-year-old woman dubbed Canada’s “Black Widow” has been arrested after breaching the conditions of her release by using the internet at a library in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
A police spokeswoman said Melissa Ann Shepard was arrested on Monday. Shepard gained notoriety for killing and poisoning several men who were her intimate partners and has a lengthy history of offences.
The arrest comes less than a month after Shepard was released from prison. She served just under three years for spiking newlywed husband Fred Weeks’s coffee with tranquillisers in 2012. Weeks survived after falling ill during a trip to Newfoundland.
Shepard served two years in prison in the early 1990s for the manslaughter of her second husband, Gordon Stewart, whom she drugged and ran over twice with a car.
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Riot police in Montreal used tear gas and flash-bangs to disperse hundreds of students rallying in the city’s downtown in protest against the Quebec government’s anti-austerity measures.
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Making Sense of Ottawa Shooting
Everything was calculated to exaggerate
the threat. Here's why.
If Bibeau was working for ISIS,
and ISIS is Western-backed,
then this indeed was a false flag.
by Henry Makow Ph.D.
Because I am a Canadian, some readers have asked for my take on the attack Wednesday on two of Canada's national institutions.
First, an honor guard at the National War Monument, Cpl. Nathan Cirrilo, was shot and killed. Afterward the shooter, Michael Abdul Zehaf Bibeau, whose father is from Libya, was able to enter the Parliament Building where he fired off some rounds before being killed.
The fact that Bibeau was able to enter the Parliament Buildings with a rifle is highly suspicious. The press entrance he used is protected by airport-like security and guards.
Didn't they know a shooting had just taken place a few blocks away?
I see this incident in the context of what Albert Pike predicted in his famous letter to Mazzini. The Third World War would be between Zionists and Islam.
There is a need for all Westerners to feel like Israelis, under the constant threat of terror. This goes a long way toward meeting that demand.
In order to have a confrontation between Zionists and Islam, you need to build up an Islamic enemy. ISIS fills that role.
It was created by "Zionist" intelligence services: CIA, CSIS, Mossad, etc. (They can't demonize all Muslims because they would have to explain why they are importing so many.)
Then you have the Zionist-controlled nations -- the US, Canada, UK, France etc.-- declare war on ISIS. Thus, even though Canada had just extricated itself from Afghanistan, and never participated in Iraq, Stephen Harper is sending six jets to Iraq and 600 support staff to make sure they run.
In response, ISIS has warned of terror attacks, and right on schedule there have been two now. Two soldiers were hit by a car in Quebec on Monday. One died.
ISIS apparently posted an image of Bibeau. If he was indeed working for ISIS, and ISIS is Western-backed, then this indeed was a false flag.
As we all know by now, the mass media is a collaborator in present and future wars, including all false flag terror.
What gets me is the exaggerated sense of danger and media hysteria Wednesday, as if the purpose was to just plain frighten Canadians.
Although the incident took place at 10 a.m., the whole downtown was in "lock down" until evening. They acted like there were another shooter on the loose when there was zero evidence of one. How hard is it to count the shooters?
Why pretend there are more than one unless you want to exaggerate the event?
Members of Parliament, office workers etc were stuck inside all day for no reason. Children in the Parliamentary Daycare were stuck there until early evening.
The hockey game between the Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs place 25 miles away was cancelled. How better make Canadians feel threatened than to take away their hockey?
Canadian cops like America now kitted out in full military gear
Bibeau was killed by the Sargeant at Arms, Kevin Vickers, age 58. The old guy felled the shooter using his antiquated handgun. Where were the Tactical Squads and Swat Teams with their automatic weapons?
Meanwhile the Members of Parliament cowered in their locked caucus rooms, while the nation's figurehead leaders were whisked away to safety. Stores were closed. Downtown office workers waited anxiously waited for news while other buildings were "evacuated." Everything was calculated to exaggerate the threat.
In the evening, Prime Minister Netanyahu, I mean Harper went on TV and said Canada would not be intimated by the Islamists. The whole exercise seemed calculated to make Canadians feel threatened like Israelis are, and more committed to the Israeli cause, which Harper has said he would defend to the last Canadian. I guess that war has begun.
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Canada's Gay Foreign Minister Champions Homosexuals
Canada's homosexual Minister of Foreign Affairs, the porcine John Baird.
Democracy is a ruse. No matter how you vote,
you get the same subversive Illuminati policies.
Canada's governing "Conservative" party supposedly supports family values.
Instead it promotes homosexuality around the world
at the expense of Canadian interests.
"The Nigerians were furious at this treatment of their President. The Nigerian media was filled with angry comments about this interference by Canada. Hundreds of commentators condemned Canada for trying to impose its western values on their nation."
by Reality (Real Women of Canada, February)
Canada's Foreign Minister, John Baird keeps his eyes relentlessly on one particular aspect of "human rights" -- that is, laws on homosexuality in foreign countries.
There are any number of worrisome events taking place around the world. Upheavals in the Ukraine, Egypt, Turkey and Syria, Iran with its nuclear power; women in the Middle East and southern Asia being gravely mistreated, the one child policy in China causing the horrors of forced abortion.The list of troubles abroad is endless.
Canada's Foreign Minister, John Baird, left, however, is focused on one particular aspect of "human rights" - laws on homosexuality in foreign countries.
in 2013, he blasted Russia for its law that protected minor children from drugs, alcohol and propaganda on unacceptable lifestyles (homosexuality). Mr. Baird raged against Uganda for jailing homosexuals.
2014 has barely begun, and Mr. Baird is now on the trail of Nigeria for its recent law to jail homosexuals and the banning of same-sex marriage. To show his displeasure he cancelled the scheduled visit to Ottawa by the President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan.
The Nigerians were furious at this treatment of their President. The Nigerian media was filled with angry comments about this interference by Canada. Hundreds of commentators condemned Canada for trying to impose its western values on their nation.The Nigerians have two major faiths, Christian (evangelical and Catholic) and Muslim. None of these faiths accepts homosexuality.
To anger Nigeria is not a good thing. For the past two years, the federal government has been eagerly wooing Nigeria, with the fastest-growing economy in Africa, mainly due to the abundance of oil. Nigeria is also Canada's biggest trading partner in Africa.
Because of the sensitivity of the situation, the Department of Foreign Affairs did not provide any comment for its cancellation of President Jonathan's visit, apparently so as not to further antagonize the oil rich country and derail Canada's commercial ties to it. Mr. Baird also likely didn't comment on the cancellation because of concerns about antagonizing conservative voters who do not like his pushing a homosexual agenda on another country which has a different socio-cultural, racial and religious background.
Mr. Baird is also dancing on coals in regard to the decision of the Supreme Court in India which re-criminalized homosexuality. The Foreign Affairs Department has said that it had a "respectful dialogue" with the Indian government over the issue claiming it was promoting "Canadian values" in doing so. Since 2012, Canada and India have been negotiating a free- trade agreement and the Canada-India Nuclear Cooperation Agreement which gives Canada`s nuclear industry access to India`s nuclear markets.
Mr. Baird`s obsession with the homosexual issue is not being helpful to Canada's international efforts.
Mr. Baird, however, apparently believes that he is entitled to tell other countries what to do regardless of their racial, cultural or faith convictions.
Although REAL Women does not believe homosexuals should be jailed for their orientation, we do object to Mr. Baird's selective concern about this issue despite the fact nations are independent, and have a differing approach to impact issues. By his actions, Mr. Baird is detrimentally affecting Canada internationally and is imposing a perspective not necessarily shared by all Canadians. The promotion of homosexuality cannot accurately be described as a "Canadian value" since Canadians are split on the issue unlike that of religious persecution --where Canadians are united in their opposition.
Please write to Prime Minister Harper, Minister of Foreign affairs, John Baird, and your MP and object to Mr. Baird's promoting of values that divide Canadians. Their addresses are as follows:
The Rt. Honourable Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Office of the Prime Minister 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2
The Honourable John Baird
Minister of Foreign Affairs Foreign Affairs
125 Sussex Drive Ottawa, ON K1A 0G2
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The Worst Homopaedo in Canadian History
The most prolific serial sexual abuser in Canadian history"
Ken Estabrooks, a Saint John NB police sergeant sexually abused 263 children, "mostly boys" over three decades.
He was transferred to another city job in 1975 after admitting to abusing four boys. No charges were laid against the 22-year police veteran. This mild treatment suggests occult involvement. The word "homosexual" doesn't appear in any media accounts.
After new complainants came forward in 1997, another investigation began that ended with Estabrooks being convicted of indecent assault on four of his six accusers in 1999. He was sentenced to six years in prison and died in 2005 of cancer. Now the City of Saint John is discovering that this was just the tip of the iceberg.
by the CBC
As many as 263 youth may have been sexually abused by former Saint John police officer Kenneth Estabrooks, during a three-decade period dating back to the 1950s, a private investigator announced on Monday.
It could be one of the worst cases of sexual abuse in Canadian history, according to a Halifax lawyer.
"If what we're learning today is true, Estabrooks is now probably the most prolific serial sexual abuser in Canadian history," said John McKiggan, who is on the verge of filing a class action lawsuit on behalf of Estabrook's victims.
"One just has to wonder how that could have gone on for so long," he said.
Private investigator Dave Perry, whose Toronto-based firm Investigative Solutions Network Inc. was hired by the City of Saint John to look into complaints about the late Estabrooks, said the former officer was an abuser of devastating proportion, affecting generations.
Kenneth Estabrooks was convicted and jailed in the late 1990s for abusing children decades earlier while he was a police officer.
"The trajectory of the investigation has reached an almost unprecedented level with regards to both the historical nature, as well as the number of identified and potential victims," said Perry.
"The investigation to date, has revealed a magnitude of victimization of children typically only uncovered from within institutional settings."
Fifty-three people have come forward so far, alleging they were sexually assaulted as children by Estabrooks, said Perry.
Another 33 suspected victims have since died, while six other people said Estabrooks had attempted to abuse them, Perry said.
But the total number of victims could climb as high as 263, he said.
The remaining individuals who were exposed as children to Estabrooks during his policing career have not yet been located, he said.
'Many were victimized repeatedly over weeks, months, and for some, over a period of many years.' --Laura Bradbury, private investigator
The alleged victims ranged in age from six to 19, and were primarily boys, said Perry.
"Many were victimized repeatedly over weeks, months, and for some, over a period of many years," said fellow investigator Laura Bradbury.
Those who are still alive now range in age from their 40s to 60s, they said.
Estabrooks, a former sergeant, was found guilty in September 1999 of indecent assault against four children, in cases dating back to the 1950s. The abuse included fondling and oral sex.
Initial investigation substandard, unprofessional
Estabrooks had admitted in 1975 to sexually abusing children, but he wasn't charged or fired. Instead, he was transferred out of the police department into the city works department, where he was in charge of tire maintenance for city vehicles until he retired.
It was only in 1997, after new complainants came forward, that another investigation began, resulting in his conviction.
In 1999, the New Brunswick Police Commission found the original investigation was substandard and that the police force acted unprofessionally in "allowing a serious sex offence to go unpunished" so that "he continued to sexually assault children."
Estabrooks died in 2005.
Saint John Mayor Mel Norton said the city is committed to seeing the investigation through and is footing the bill, which has reached $400,000 so far.
"Our main priority has remained on those affected -- reaching out, hearing their stories and offering them free, confidential counselling services that will hopefully provide them a chance at a more peaceful future," he said.
Norton also made a direct appeal, calling on any other victims or anyone with information to come forward by calling 1-866-790-4764.
The city hired Investigative Solutions Network Inc. in August 2012 for $100,000 to look into at least one other historical complaint against Estabrooks.
In November, the city revealed there were 12 new alleged victims and allocated another $100,000 to probe additional complaints.
Last week, council approved spending an additional $100,000 on the investigation.
Related - Victims Plan Class Action Against City
First Comment from Robert:
The CBC provides the usual fuzzy reporting one encounters in cases of pedophilia. There is nothing about Estabrooks' modus operandi, nothing about what gave him the contacts and power over the victims he was able to abuse 'for months', nothing about his family background or his associations as an adult--all of which is information potentially important for preventing other children from suffering such abuse.
For the underworld (or, maybe, overworld?) of pedophiles, "the beat goes on". Read up on Jimmy Savile et al. in the UK to get an idea of how the Establishment regularly fails the victims of such devastating predation.
I have been unable to prove it via internet research whether Estabrooks was a Freemason, but he was in civil employment. Civil service is rife with employees installed by appointment - not merit - no questions asked.
Usually the 'unexplained mystery' of how serial pedophiles of this magnitude sail through the decades under the radar is they are PROCURERS for one or more important power brokers. Procurers, groomers, handlers aren't always Freemasons. But their patrons usually are "members of the club".
Just because his trial is 14 months off, we shouldn't forget the case of former Ontario Deputy Minister of Education, Benjamin Levin, left. Released July 9 on $100,000 bail, Levin was charged with making and distributing child pornography. As Deputy Minister of Education, he devised a "sex education" program to sexualize Ontario children.
This is more evidence that a Masonic (Cabalist Jewish) satanic sex cult controls society using liberal and "progressive" groups as fronts. He was a professor at the University of Toronto; his brother is Registrar and another is Canadian ambassador to Cuba.
by Reality (Real Women of Canada, September Ed.)
FROM 2004 to 2009, Ben Levin served as Deputy Minister of Education of Ontario under the lesbian Minister of Education, Kathleen Wynne, who is currently the Liberal Premier of the Province.
During Levin's time as Deputy Minister, a new sex education curriculum, called the Equity and Inclusive Education Strategy (EIES), was developed. According to this curriculum, 6-year-olds were to be taught "gender identity" in grade 1, sex orientation and different genders in grade 3, masturbation in grade 6, and oral and anal sex by grade 7.
In a letter, dated April 6, 2009, Mr. Levin stated, "Today, the ministry released its new equity and inclusive education strategy paper, realizing the Promise of Diversity... This province-wide strategy has been a priority for our Minister of Education Kathleen Wynne and me."
This program was introduced in September, 2010. Horrified parents raised such a storm of protest, that the then Premier, Dalton McGuinty, was forced to withdraw the program after two days. Undaunted by this rejection, Premier Wynne, who succeeded McGuinty, announced in January, 2013, that she planned to bring back this controversial sex education program.
In June, 2013, Mr. Levin published an article in the Literary Review of Canada, in which he criticized the provincial requirement that all adults working with children be required to undergo criminal record checks. He claimed that this was a barrier to partnerships between the schools and the communities.
Mr. Levin was so highly thought of by Premier Wynne that she appointed him a member of her transition team in January, 2013. He also sat proudly in a privileged front row spot next to Ms.Wynne, federal Liberal leader, Justin Trudeau, and Bob Rae, at Toronto's Gay Parade in June, 2013.
Mr. Levin has now been charged with two counts of distributing child pornography, one count each of making child pornography, counseling to commit an indictable offense, and agreeing to or arranging for an indictable offense against a child under 16 years of age.
Two further charges were also levied against him for possessing and accessing child pornography.
THE CONNECTION BETWEEN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CHILD PREDATORS
It was not by mere chance that Mr. Levin, in his position as Deputy Minister of Education, was promoting the horrendous, early sex education program for children. There is a purpose behind it. By sexualizing children before they are ready-- psychologically, emotionally and physically--children may begin to engage in early sex activity, believing that such sexual activity is normal, acceptable and expected of them.
This makes them both vulnerable and an easy prey for sexual predators. That is, children learn from this curriculum that sexual behavior, both deviant and otherwise, can be carried out without regret, concern or reservation at any time, by anyone, with anyone.
It was only the common sense and intuition of concerned parents in Ontario that stopped this sex curriculum from being implemented. Former Deputy Minister of Education Levin is obviously Premier Wynne's good and trusted friend. It seems they share the same values. One wonders, however, whether Ms. Wynne will now dare to implement her sex curriculum program with a provincial election looming and Mr. Levin's inconvenient arrest.
Sammy Yatim Demonstration Protest @ 52 Division July 29, 2013
Sammy Yatim (1995 - 27 July 2013) was an 18-year-old Toronto man, born and raised in Aleppo, Syria, who was shot
nine times by Toronto Police Service officer James Forcillo on July 27, 2013. The incident occurred on a
westbound 505 Dundas streetcar at Dundas Street West and Bellwoods Avenue, after Yatim drew a knife and exposed
himself. After being shot, he was tasered. He was pronounced dead at St. Michael's Hospital.
On August 8, the Ontario Ombudsman. André Marin, launched a review of police tactics for defusing heated situations,
in the wake of public outcry over Yatim's death. The decision was criticized by the Toronto Police Association as
a grandstanding political move, and the review as too vague in its goals.
On August 12, Toronto police chief Bill Blair announced he had enlisted former Associate Chief Justice of Ontario,
Dennis O'Connor, to conduct an internal review of the use of force by police, and recommend ways police can better
respond to situations involving the mentally unstable.
Constable James Forcillo, a 6-year veteran of the force, was investigated and suspended with pay, in accordance
with provincial law. The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) had initially declined to release Forcillo's name,
saying it was prohibited by Ontario's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
Forcillo was later charged with second-degree murder in Yatim's death. He was arrested on August 20, at a location
arranged by his lawyer and the SIU. In a tweet that day, the SIU said it opted to arrest Forcillo at a secret location
because death threats had been made against him on social media. He posted $500,000 bail at an afternoon court
appearance. Forcillo was not required to go to the SIU or to a police division to be photographed and fingerprinted.