Monday, January 30, 2023

Treasury employee charged with leaking financial info on Trump team

The top Treasury Department employee who was charged Wednesday with leaking confidential financial documents pertaining to former Trump officials was apprehended the previous evening with a flash drive containing the allegedly pilfered information in her hand, prosecutors said in court papers. (Fox News)

Former cop who blew whistle wants standing in B.C. money laundering inquiry

A lawyer says an inquiry into money laundering in British Columbia would not exist without the "courage" of an ex-police officer who spoke out about alleged "interference" with his mandate to investigate organized crime in casinos. (CBC)

Ocasio-Cortez aide accused of funnelling $1 million into private accounts

A conservative government watchdog group filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission accusing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s top aide of funneling $1 million in donations into his private accounts in a possible violation of the law, according to a report. (New York Post)

Liberal MP who quit over massive gambling debts charged by the RCMP over ‘millions’ in personal loans while in office

Former Liberal Member of Parliament of Raj Grewal was charged Friday with fraud and breach of trust over “millions” of dollars in personal loans obtained while he was in office, the RCMP said. “It is alleged that Mr. Grewal failed to report his receipt of millions in personal loans to the Ethics Commissioner, in circumstances that constitute a criminal breach of trust,” the RCMP announced Friday. (National Post)

Feds expected to drop prosecution of Adm. Mark Norman

OTTAWA -The federal government is expected to pull the plug on its prosecution of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman for alleged breach of trust, the National Post has learned. (Ottawa Citizen)

Police in Costa Rica arrested in bold extortion plot targeting Canadian tourists

Police officers in Costa Rica have been arrested for shaking down Canadians in an extortion scheme targeting unwary tourists. (National Post)

Witness was offered $10 million to change testimony SNC-Lavelin trial hears

A key witness in Sami Bebawi’s fraud and corruption trial says he was once offered $10 million in exchange for more favourable testimony that could protect the former SNC-Lavalin executive vice-president. (National Post)

Philpott resigns from cabinet in wake of SNC-Lavelin scandal

Jane Philpott, President of the Treasury Board, has resigned — citing the ongoing SNC-Lavalin scandal. “I have been considering the events that have shaken the federal government in recent weeks and after serious reflection, I have concluded that I must resign as a member of Cabinet,” she said in her resignation. (True North)
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