Michele Mandel, SudburyStar

Michele Mandel

SudburyStar

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Recent:
  • SudburyStar
  • Toronto Sun
Past:
  • The Vancouver Sun
  • Canoe
  • Edmonton Sun
  • The Montreal Gazette
  • The Whig-Standard
  • The Windsor Star
  • London Free Press
  • The Standard
  • Winnipeg Sun
  • Calgary Sun
  • and more…

Recent articles by Michele:

MANDEL: Day parole for brutal killer of young Toronto mom

The killer who stalked, raped and strangled young Toronto mother Eva Mead in 1988 has been released from prison on day parole. Because life doesn’t mean life at all. Mead’s son is outraged — but hardly surprised. For years, Richard Raymond Babinski, now 59, has been doing easy time at a cushy Indigenous healing lodge […] → Read More

MANDEL: 'Completely incorrigible' speeder granted day parole two years into stiff sentence

In 2018, a serial speeder who severely injured another driver was finally ordered to serve a stiff 10-year prison sentence. → Read More

MANDEL: Multi-millionaire must pay support even though he didn't live with woman

Over their 14-year relationship, the Toronto multi-millionaire gave her a 7.5-carat diamond ring, flew her on his private jet to Florida, summered every year… → Read More

MANDEL: Parole-seeking axe murderer won't have to face victim's daughter

It’s hard to imagine Lisa Freeman being treated any worse by the Parole Board of Canada. “I have always said that if you are still standing after the initial crime, ‘the system’ will quickly bring you to your knees,” she says. Ever since her father Roland Slingerland was murdered by the axe-wielding John Terrance Porter […] → Read More

MANDEL: $1 million later, suspended Toronto cop still on payroll

It looked like a notorious Toronto cop who collected more than $1 million in salary while under suspension for more than 13 years was finally off the police payroll. Fired at last. But not for long. Const. Ioan-Florin “John” Floria had been suspended with pay since his arrest in 2007 on allegations he used his […] → Read More

MANDEL: After 35 years, still no sign of Nicole Morin

“I’m going to disappear.”— Nicole MorinAs they left the barn after feeding their horses, Billy Jo Player and her mom suddenly heard high-pitched screams coming from the woods.A little girl, sounding not much younger than she was, was pleading for her life. “Stop. Please. → Read More

MANDEL: Four Toronto cops accused of lying under oath still waiting for disciplinary hearing

It’s been a long and winding judicial road for four Toronto police officers accused by an Ontario judge almost five years ago of planting heroin in a suspect’s car to justify an illegal search and then lying about it under oath.And still their disciplinary hearing is months away. → Read More

MANDEL: Father who believes COVID-19 is a ‘scamdemic’ loses custody of child

Watching people fighting against having to wear masks or otherwise abide by legitimate public health guidelines and you have to wonder about their poor children. → Read More

MANDEL: Top health official joins dad's fight to get his kids vaccinated

It’s not every day that you get Toronto’s medical officer of health wading into your family law battle. But a divorced Toronto dad will have Dr. Eileen de Villa in his corner when he goes back to court this fall in his fight to have his children vaccinated against the will of their anti-vaxx mom. […] → Read More

MANDEL: Top health official joins dad’s fight to get his kids vaccinated

It’s not every day that you get Toronto’s medical officer of health wading into your family law battle.But a divorced Toronto dad will have Dr. → Read More

MANDEL: NCR military stabber OK for passes but not to live in community

Despite being cleared last year for two-day passes into Toronto, the pandemic has delayed those privileges for a mentally ill man who stabbed three soldiers at a North York recruitment office. → Read More

MANDEL: Disciplined Durham cop loses bid to overturn 1-year demotion

A Durham cop caught on video threatening to plant drugs on a suspect and beat him up — and who then lied about it in court — has lost his bid to overturn his one-year demotion.Yes, that’s correct. A piddly year’s reduction in salary.Const. → Read More

MANDEL: Alleged GTA sweepstakes scam ‘mastermind’ to face Texas court

Elderly victims have lost their life savings.Many have drained their bank accounts and gone into debt. One 82-year-old grandmother was so ashamed that she took her own life.It is the lowest of the low, preying on vulnerable seniors. → Read More

MANDEL: They don’t make dames like Yolanda Ballard any more

A name from the past appears on the social media of today, a personality who commanded the headlines of a different time.Yolanda Anna Ballard, 1933-2020I had missed last month’s obituary. → Read More

MANDEL: Under 5 years for man claiming he was provoked into killing stranger

As Elliot Reid-Doyle lay helpless and wounded in the parking lot of a Scarborough strip mall, Amal Jones pumped another bullet into the young man’s back before fleeing the scene.Shot three times — twice in the back — during the busy Oct. 3 lunch hour at a plaza at Bonis Ave. → Read More

MANDEL: Under 5 years for man claiming he was provoked into killing stranger

As Elliot Reid-Doyle lay helpless and wounded in the parking lot of a Scarborough strip mall, Amal Jones pumped another bullet into the young man’s back before fleeing the scene. Shot three times — twice in the back — during the busy Oct. 3 lunch hour at a plaza at Bonis Ave. and Birchmount Rd., […] → Read More

MANDEL: Tensions high as long-awaited verdicts in Dafonte Miller case come Friday

The pressure is great; the tensions high.In the midst of an international movement against anti-Black racism, Justice Joseph Di Luca will deliver his judgment Friday morning in the highly-charged case of an off-duty Toronto Police officer and his civilian brother charged with beating a Black teen so... → Read More

MANDEL: Doc admits videoing disrobing patients a violation of trust

Dr. 6ix now sees the error of some of his ways.For two years, Dr. Martin Jugenburg had a 24-hour camera video surveillance system at his posh cosmetic surgery clinic in the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. → Read More

MANDEL: Take killer drunk driver off roads forever if convicted of new charges

Three strikes and this menace on the roads should never be able to drive again.Darya Selinevich, on parole for the hit-and-run drunk driving death of a cyclist just five years ago, is back behind bars with her third set of impaired driving charges.Obviously, this young woman doesn’t get it. → Read More

MANDEL: Take killer drunk driver off roads forever if convicted of new charges

Three strikes and this menace on the roads should never be able to drive again. Darya Selinevich, on parole for the hit-and-run drunk driving death of a cyclist just five years ago, is back behind bars with her third set of impaired driving charges. Obviously, this young woman doesn’t get it. How many more chances […] → Read More