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B.C. Attorney General Niki Sharma looks on during the swearing-in ceremony at Government House in Victoria, B.C., Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. Sharma says she will lobby the federal government to amend Canada’s financial crime law after a multi-year money laundering investigation by police failed to produce any charges. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

B.C. to ask Ottawa for money laundering law changes after case fails to yield charges

Push comes after ‘frustrating’ prosecution service statement no charges will be laid in recent case

 

Commissioner Austin Cullen listens to a question while meeting with reporters after releasing his report from his Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, June 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rich Lam

No charges will be forthcoming in one of B.C. largest-ever money laundering probes

Special prosecutor requested by then-attorney general David Eby says it’s not in public interest

 

BC RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime (FSOC) Financial Integrity (FI) unit investigated an online cannabis business that was allegedly distributing drugs through mail. Three people were arrested after search warrants were executed in Surrey and White Rock. (Submitted)

Cash, gold bars, McLaren seized in B.C. money laundering, illicit drug-distribution investigation

BC RCMP Federal Policing executes two search warrants in Surrey and White Rock

 

Finance Minister Selina Robinson speaks during a press conference at Goudy Field in Langford, B.C., on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. The British Columbia government is bringing in new laws to replace the outdated Mortgage Brokers Act as it follows recommendations from an inquiry into money laundering. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

New rules coming for mortgage brokers following B.C.’s money laundering probe

BC Financial Services Authority will soon be able to make rules for brokers

Finance Minister Selina Robinson speaks during a press conference at Goudy Field in Langford, B.C., on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. The British Columbia government is bringing in new laws to replace the outdated Mortgage Brokers Act as it follows recommendations from an inquiry into money laundering. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
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EDITORIAL: A problem that cannot be ignored

Investigation into money laundering reveals need for action

  • Jun 23, 2022
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Commissioner Austin Cullen listens to a question while meeting with reporters after releasing his report from his Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, June 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rich Lam

B.C. money laundering report calls for new law enforcement unit, provincial office

Commissioner estimates billions laundered in B.C. every year

Commissioner Austin Cullen listens to a question while meeting with reporters after releasing his report from his Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, June 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rich Lam
Commissioner Austin Cullen looks over the hearing room before opening statements at the Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia in Vancouver on Monday, February 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. money laundering public inquiry report, recommendations to be released

Mandate to make findings of fact, recommendations related to money laundering, regulatory agencies

Commissioner Austin Cullen looks over the hearing room before opening statements at the Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia in Vancouver on Monday, February 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo)

Former B.C. stockbroker accused of stealing millions to pay for Okanagan home

The Naramata resident allegedly transferred funds illegally from his clients

Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo)
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo)

Former Okanagan stockbroker accused of stealing millions to pay for home

The Naramata resident allegedly transferred funds illegally from his clients

Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo)
Commissioner Austin Cullen listens to introductions before opening statements at the Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia, in Vancouver, on Feb. 24, 2020. The deadline for the submission of the final report of the inquiry has been extended until June 3. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. money laundering report granted extension until June 3 after COVID-19 delays

The inquiry has heard from about 200 witnesses in hearings that started in May 2020

Commissioner Austin Cullen listens to introductions before opening statements at the Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia, in Vancouver, on Feb. 24, 2020. The deadline for the submission of the final report of the inquiry has been extended until June 3. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Commissioner Austin Cullen looks at documents before opening statements at the Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia, in Vancouver, on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. grants Cullen Commission six more months to file money laundering report

Hearings and submissions that were to be completed several months ago did not finish until October

Commissioner Austin Cullen looks at documents before opening statements at the Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia, in Vancouver, on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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Penticton man accused of making counterfeit money to be sentenced

Rylan Mogge, 34, was charged in relation to a Feb. 4 incident at a Penticton motel

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In this June 23, 2021 photo a gambler picks up chips at a roulette table at Bally's casino in Atlantic City N.J. Lawyers representing operators of British Columbia's largest gaming companies say compliance with provincial regulations to combat money laundering is and always has been a top priority at provincial casinos.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Wayne Parry

B.C. money laundering inquiry hears plea for whistleblower protections

Inquiry heard investigators raised concerns with officials more than a decade ago

In this June 23, 2021 photo a gambler picks up chips at a roulette table at Bally's casino in Atlantic City N.J. Lawyers representing operators of British Columbia's largest gaming companies say compliance with provincial regulations to combat money laundering is and always has been a top priority at provincial casinos.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Wayne Parry
In this June 23, 2021 photo a gambler picks up chips at a roulette table at Bally’s casino in Atlantic City N.J. Lawyers representing operators of British Columbia’s largest gaming companies say compliance with provincial regulations to combat money laundering is and always has been a top priority at provincial casinos.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Wayne Parry

Casino operators tell B.C. money laundering public inquiry they followed money rules

Large bags full of cash at the casino were cited as examples of suspicious activity

In this June 23, 2021 photo a gambler picks up chips at a roulette table at Bally’s casino in Atlantic City N.J. Lawyers representing operators of British Columbia’s largest gaming companies say compliance with provincial regulations to combat money laundering is and always has been a top priority at provincial casinos.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Wayne Parry
Commissioner Austin Cullen, back centre, listens to introductions before opening statements at the Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia in Vancouver on Monday, February 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Closing submissions in B.C. money laundering inquiry include call to work together

Commission concluded testimony last month, hearing from about 200 witnesses

Commissioner Austin Cullen, back centre, listens to introductions before opening statements at the Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia in Vancouver on Monday, February 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Commissioner Austin Cullen listens to introductions before opening statements at the Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia, in Vancouver, on Monday, February 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Former B.C. lottery director says he’s ‘whistleblower’ on money laundering at casinos

Ross Alderson testified he was driven to leak information about suspected extent of the situation

Commissioner Austin Cullen listens to introductions before opening statements at the Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia, in Vancouver, on Monday, February 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Rich Coleman, who was responsible for the gaming file off and on from 2001 to 2013, was recalled after his initial testimony to the Cullen Commission last month. (Screenshot)

Coleman questioned over $460K transaction at River Rock during B.C. casinos inquiry

The longtime former Langley MLA was asked about 2011 interview on BC Almanac program

Rich Coleman, who was responsible for the gaming file off and on from 2001 to 2013, was recalled after his initial testimony to the Cullen Commission last month. (Screenshot)
Commissioner Austin Cullen, lawyer Brock Martland, and former cabinet minister and Langley East MLA Rich Coleman, as Coleman testified before the money laundering commission on Wednesday, April 28. Coleman has been recalled for May 14. (Screengrab)

Langley’s Coleman returns for second round of testimony at money laundering hearings

The former longtime Liberal MLA and cabinet minister will testify May 14.

Commissioner Austin Cullen, lawyer Brock Martland, and former cabinet minister and Langley East MLA Rich Coleman, as Coleman testified before the money laundering commission on Wednesday, April 28. Coleman has been recalled for May 14. (Screengrab)
Commissioner Austin Cullen, lawyer Brock Martland, and former cabinet minister and Langley East MLA Rich Coleman, as Coleman testified before the money laundering commission on Wednesday, April 28. (Screengrab)

Coleman deflects questions about money laundering in B.C. casinos at hearing

The longtime former Langley MLA was asked about disbanding a gambling crime police unit

Commissioner Austin Cullen, lawyer Brock Martland, and former cabinet minister and Langley East MLA Rich Coleman, as Coleman testified before the money laundering commission on Wednesday, April 28. (Screengrab)