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Saskatoon man sentenced to 15 months for hiding daughter from his mistress

SASKATOON - A man who admitted to taking and hiding the daughter he fathered with his Brazilian mistress has been sentenced to 15 months in jail. Alexander Fiodor Levin of Saskatoon pleaded guilty earlier this week to child harbouring. He told court he took the girl from her mother as punishment when he found out the woman had been seeing other men. Levin and his mistress were visiting Ukraine when he took the one-year-old child to the Philippines. He left her there with a seamstress he had just met and returned to his wife and four children in Canada.

Saskatoon man who tried to hide child now facing possible jail time

SASKATOON - A man has admitted to hiding the daughter he fathered with his Brazilian mistress as punishment when he found out the woman had been seeing other men. Alexander Fiodor Levin’s Canadian wife and four children were in Saskatoon provincial court on Monday when he pleaded guilty to child harbouring. Crown prosecutor Frank Impey explained how Levin, 47, met Oziene Barbosa online and started an affair with her in Brazil about three years ago. She got pregnant and gave birth while Levin was back in Canada.

'Sharknado' writer spills sequel scenes, one bone to pick with the movie

By Tony Maglio LOS ANGELES ( - The first thing you should know about the man who penned "Sharknado" - the most famous shark-storm movie of all time - is that his name is Thunder. Yes, that's his real name.

Senate stalwart Carl Levin will not seek re-election

US Senator Carl Levin, a six-term Democrat and staunch advocate for military personnel and readiness, announced Thursday he will not seek re-election in 2014. The chairman of the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee said he would rather spend his final two years as a lawmaker focusing on key issues like tax reform and campaign finance while unencumbered by "the distraction of campaigning for re-election."

UPDATE 2-Democratic U.S. Senator Levin won't seek re-election in 2014

* Becomes sixth senator to announce retirement plans * Democrats expected to retain his seat * Was among most liberal senators By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON, March 7 (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. Senator Carl Levin of Michigan, a leading voice on national security who opposed the Iraq War and has fought corporate abuse during more than three decades in the chamber, said on Thursday he would not seek re-election next year.
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