Monday, January 30, 2023

Former Surrey Six Mountie stuck with massive legal bill

Derek Brassington, a one-time member of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team, had his application for $255,383 reviewed and rejected by federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale. (The Province)

Former B.C. cabinet minister and RCMP caused ‘tsunami’ of money laundering in casinos

Former British Columbia gaming minister Rich Coleman and senior Mounties “caused this tsunami to take place in casinos,” a former solicitor-general said in 2018, according to a transcript released Monday during a public inquiry into money laundering. (Global News)

Ortis case linked to Vancouver firm that supplied secure cellphones to international criminals

The investigation into top RCMP civilian official Cameron Ortis began with a shadowy, multimillion-dollar Vancouver-based company run by Canadians that sold encrypted cellphones to drug traffickers and money launderers around the world. (CBC)

Canada Finance Minister resigns amid charity probe

Bill Morneau has faced pressure to step down after it was revealed he did not repay travel costs covered by WE while on overseas trips to see its work. He said he recently realised he had not repaid the C$41,000 in expenses and has since written a cheque.(BBC)
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    Jody Wilson-Raybould has a way of making an impression. Oddly enough, for a politician, she often makes it in private. There was the day in 2011, back when Wilson-Raybould was heading the B.C. Assembly of First Nations, that she ran into former prime minister Paul Martin. He later said she treated him to a “brilliant exposition” on First Nations issues, which led to Martin talking her up in his Liberal circles. By 2013, newly minted Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau had heard enough to fly to Whitehorse to meet her. Their one-on-one so impressed Trudeau that only a few months later he was showcasing her to Liberals as a star political prospect at a Montreal party convention. (MacLean's)

    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)

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