Fraud and breach of trust charges laid on former Liberal MP for Brampton East
Today (September 11), the RCMP’s National Division Sensitive and International Investigations charged a former Member of Parliament for the federal riding of Brampton-East.
Rajvinder Singh Grewal was charged with four counts of breach of trust contrary to Section 122 of the Criminal Code, and one count of fraud over $5,000 contrary to Section 380(1) of the Criminal Code, according to the RCMP.
According to the RCMP, it is alleged that Grewal failed to report his receipt of millions in personal loans to the Ethics Commissioner, in circumstances that constitute a criminal breach of trust.
It is further alleged that Grewal solicited loans for his own personal benefit in connection with the use of his public office.
Additionally, it is alleged that he administered his government-funded constituency office budget for his own personal benefit, under circumstances which constituted a criminal fraud or breach of trust, according to the RCMP.
This concludes an extensive criminal investigation which initially began in September 2017, after the RCMP received disclosures from the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC) about suspicious transactions that involved Grewal during his time in office.
The RCMP would like to thank Peel Regional Police Service for their contribution and assistance throughout the course of this investigation.
The RCMP’s National Division Sensitive and International Investigations section focuses on criminal activity that poses a threat to Canada’s government institutions, public officials, the integrity of the Crown, or that imperils Canada’s political, economic or social integrity.
Grewal is expected to appear at the Ottawa Ontario Court of Justice.
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