The man who stole a hotel

An international fugitive embroiled in fraud was able to scam yet again seemingly due to the incompetence of various authorities and legal bodies. Timothy Durkin had effectively stolen a hotel and kept its owners in a financial chokehold as both Canadian and American authorities did nothing for six years. Why? Because the dispute had been taken to civil court, Canadian police refused to act even after the owners pleaded for help, stating that their concern was a “civil matter”.
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