A former cabinet minister denies telling a gaming investigator that members of the B.C. Liberal government knew about unlawful actions at casinos and have been doing little to forestall the crimes.
Kash Heed advised a public inquiry into cash laundering that he recollects a lunch in Victoria in 2009 with former gaming investigator Fred Pinnock, however his recollection of the assembly differs from Pinnock’s.
Pinnock testified final fall that he met with Heed in November 2009 shortly after he was appointed solicitor normal to boost issues about massive quantities of suspicious money that have been possible linked to organized crime at B.C. casinos.
Pinnock, a former RCMP officer who as soon as led its now-disbanded built-in unlawful gaming enforcement staff, mentioned he was shocked when Heed advised him the gaming minister on the time, Rich Coleman, was extra involved about being profitable for the government than combating casino crime.
Heed, who can be a former chief of the West Vancouver Police Department, mentioned at this time he didn’t make such a remark.
Coleman testified earlier this week that he by no means put gaming income forward of combating crime at casinos.
The NDP government referred to as the inquiry in 2019 after three studies outlined how B.C.’s actual property, luxurious car and gaming sectors have been getting used to launder unlawful money.
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