For the week of Nov. 8, 2020.
Bombshells and finger-pointing galore at the Cullen Commission, British Columbia’s public inquiry into money laundering.
Commissioner Austin Cullen has heard testimony from current and former police officers, casino investigators and B.C. Lottery Corporation managers. British Columbians are learning how casinos became a cesspool of organized crime while politicians and bureaucrats were asleep at the wheel.
On this edition, hear highlights of the first two weeks of testimony, including former Richmond RCMP chief Ward Clapham, former Great Canadian Gaming supervisor Muriel Labine and Fred Pinnock, the former head of the RCMP’s Integrated Illegal Gaming Enforcement Team.
In 2009, Pinnock was a whistleblower who went public with Sean Holman’s Public Eye Online about how BC Liberal gambling minister Rich Coleman shut down Pinnock’s squad, after Pinnock raised the alarm about gangsters infiltrating B.C. casinos.
Pinnock revealed more to Cullen about Coleman’s pivotal decision, which he said was all about filling government coffers with casino profits.
Plus Pacific Northwest and Pacific Rim headlines and commentary.
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