Second Ontario government computer specialist fired in wake of alleged $11M COVID-19 fraud

A second senior information technology employee has been fired from the Ontario government after the alleged theft of $11 million in pandemic relief funds, the Star has learned.

Shalini Madan was terminated with cause from her $132,513-a-year job as manager of E-Ministries Support at the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services.

She had been suspended with pay since Aug. 11.

Her dismissal came after her husband, Sanjay Madan, was sacked from his $176,608-a-year post as director in the Ministry of Education’s iAccess Solutions Branch in early November.

In documents filed with the Ontario Superior Court, the province alleges that “some or all of” Shalini Madan, Sanjay Madan, their sons Chinmaya Madan and Ujjawal Madan, and associate Vidhan Singh perpetrated “a massive fraud” to siphon COVID-19 aid payments to hundreds of Bank of Montreal and TD accounts.

The government, whose accusations have not been proven in court, alleges “damages for fraud,

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London-Based Outerwear Specialist OnBlack Launch Website With FW20 Range

With everyone’s brains fried from an insanely increased amount of screen time, spent on our phones and laptops indoors, the pursuit of escaping into wholesome, outdoor surroundings has never been more appealing.

Not many people would have placed their bets on the whole world becoming addicted to buying clothes online due to a global pandemic that’s kept everyone at home for most of the year, but one outpost who has decided to go all in and commit to the reselling game is South London-based outerwear brand stockist OnBlack. The page’s creator, Matt, started his love affair with clothes in between working jobs at Ladbrokes and Wetherspoons. Now, the page is fast building up a degree of pedigree alongside its ever-increasing archive of certified vintage pieces, from brands like Arc-teryx, Nike ACG, Prada and C.P. Company.

OnBlack has a story which will resonate with a lot of resellers currently in the

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London-Based Outerwear Specialist OnBlack Launch Website With FW20 ‘Garden City’ Lookbook

With everyone’s brains fried from an insanely increased amount of screen time, spent on our phones and laptops indoors, the pursuit of escaping into wholesome, outdoor surroundings has never been more appealing.

Not many people would have placed their bets on the whole world becoming addicted to buying clothes online due to a global pandemic that’s kept everyone at home for most of the year, but one outpost who has decided to go all in and commit to the reselling game is South London-based outerwear brand stockist OnBlack. The page’s creator, Matt, started his love affair with clothes in between working jobs at Ladbrokes and Wetherspoons. Now, the page is fast building up a degree of pedigree alongside its ever-increasing archive of certified vintage pieces, from brands like Arc-teryx, Nike ACG, Prada and C.P. Company.

OnBlack has a story which will resonate with a lot of resellers currently in the

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DoubleVerify, a specialist in brand safety, ad fraud and ad quality, raises $350M

Ad-based platforms can face a lot of heat from advertisers when they can’t control how and where their ads run: just look back to the ad boycott against Facebook earlier this year (or earlier boycotts against YouTube and others) as examples of when it all goes wrong. One of the ways this is getting addressed is with tech; and today, DoubleVerify, one of the companies that has been building tools to improve how those two interplay together, is announcing that it has closed a monster round of $350 million to continue with that work.

DoubleVerify provides tools to advertisers and brands, marketplaces and publishers — longtime customers include the likes of Facebook, which provides it as a tool for advertising clients to use in their analytics dashboard. Its tech can detect fraud (essentially verifying that you are paying for actual people, not bots, to see your ads), “viewability” (making

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