+更多
专家名录
唐朱昌
唐朱昌
教授,博士生导师。现任复旦大学中国反洗钱研究中心常务副主任,复旦...
严立新
严立新
复旦大学经济学院、金融研究院副教授,中国反洗钱研究中心执行主...
陈浩然
陈浩然
复旦大学法学院教授、博士生导师;复旦大学国际刑法研究中心主任。...
何 萍
何 萍
华东政法大学刑法学教授,复旦大学中国反洗钱研究中心特聘研究员,荷...
李小杰
李小杰
安永金融服务风险管理、咨询总监,曾任蚂蚁金服反洗钱总监,复旦大学...
周锦贤
周锦贤
周锦贤先生,香港人,广州暨南大学法律学士,复旦大学中国反洗钱研究中...
童文俊
童文俊
高级经济师,复旦大学金融学博士,复旦大学经济学博士后。现供职于中...
汤 俊
汤 俊
中南财经政法大学教授,计算机科学与技术专业工学博士,复旦大学理论...
李 刚
李 刚
生辰:1977.7.26 籍贯:辽宁抚顺 民族:汉 党派:九三学社 职称:教授 研究...
祝亚雄
祝亚雄
祝亚雄,1974年生,浙江衢州人。浙江师范大学经济与管理学院副教授,博...
高增安
高增安
复旦大学中国反洗钱研究中心特聘研究员,专事反洗钱与贸易领域的研...
顾卿华
顾卿华
复旦大学中国反洗钱研究中心特聘研究员;现任快钱支付清算信息有限...
转发
上传时间: 2019-02-08      浏览次数:101次
B.C. Attorney General David Eby says ‘huge interest’ exists for money laundering public inquiry


https://globalnews.ca/news/4937067/david-eby-money-laundering-public-inquiry/

 

B.C. Attorney General David Eby has opened the door even further to a public inquiry into money laundering in B.C.’s casinos, housing market and race tracks.

 

In a one-on-one interview with Global BC anchor Chris Gailus, Eby acknowledged the public wants to see an inquiry where blame can be assigned for billions of dollars that are alleged to have been funneled through casinos and the housing market.

 

“There is a huge interest from British Columbians. I am hearing that and I know my cabinet colleagues are hearing it as well,” Eby said. “The premier has been very clear a public inquiry is still a possibility in our province.”

 

Eby’s comments come on the heels of a exclusive investigation from Global News.

 

Several former investigators allege they lost jobs in B.C.’s casino industry for whistle-blowing, the investigation found, and are questioning whether some B.C. officials deliberately allowed government-regulated casinos to be used as hubs for money laundering.

 

READ MORE: B.C. could launch a money-laundering inquiry right now, experts say

 

Global News has conducted extensive interviews with the casino industry sources, and also reviewed documents and court testimony from several of the sources. The estimate is that up to $2 billion of laundered money has flowed through Lottery Corp. casinos.

 

The B.C. government has hired Peter German to conduct a follow up report from his 2018 investigation that looked into money laundering in casinos. The latest report, due back at the end of March, will look into laundering in real estate, the luxury car market and at horse racing tracks.

 

WATCH HERE: ‘We are certainly looking for answers’: Trudeau responds to calls for casino money-laundering public inquiry

 

 

“We knew from the beginning that the process we were engaging with Dr. German was one that was not going to lead to fault finding,” Eby said. “The problem with fault finding is that people hire lawyers and it takes years to resolve those issues.”

 

What’s also up in the air is the timing of a possible inquiry. Provincial prosecutors are still working their way through a money laundering case that could lead to charges. Eby says he is concerned an inquiry could compromise the investigation.

 

The government has also ruled out any decision on an inquiry until after German has conducted his investigation. There is a parallel Ministry of Finance investigation that is going on as well, and is also due back to the government at the end of March.

 

WATCH HERE: Whistleblowers demand public inquiry, say BC casinos are not “unwitting”

 

 

“At the benefit of speed comes the cost of that accountability piece that clearly British Columbians are very interested in,” Eby said. “We are trying to work as quickly as we can to stop what is taking place and that doesn’t exclude a possibility of accountability through a public inquiry.

 

“Dr. German’s report is due by the end of March, so is the Ministry of Finance report. So with that information I think British Columbians should know the direction we are going.”

 

READ MORE: ‘BCLC could have stopped this’: Former casino investigators question whether officials unwilling to stop criminal activity

 

The decision on any public inquiry is up to the provincial cabinet including Eby and premier John Horgan. The Attorney General also is raising his concern that one of the major motivations for the previous government not taking action was that the province was making money from the money laundering in casinos.

 

According to work done by the BC Lottery Corporation the government was told there was a $30 million dollar price tag to take action.

 

“With the level of public interest it is pretty clear to me that certainly from the public’s perspective there is a need for this accountability mechanism to be in place and it’s something that will be considered by the premier and the cabinet,” Eby said.