Cullen witness misled by government chart

A key witness says the B.C. government tendered incorrect evidence that caused him to recant a portion of earlier testimony to the Cullen commission about patrons reportedly receiving dirty money at casinos.

A former RCMP officer, B.C.’s first civil forfeiture director, and a former executive at the B.C. Lottery Corp., Robert Kroeker said he was misled during his cross-examination at the inquiry into money laundering.

In an affidavit, he impugned Exhibit 494, a spreadsheet based on a critical 2016 audit of casinos by the Government Policy and Enforcement Branch (GPEB), described by the province’s lawyer, Jacqueline Hughes, as “a more fulsome extract from the incident reports.”

She used the chart exhibit to undermine Kroeker’s assertion the audit was wrong to assume casinos were “knowingly” accepting illicit money because they watched via security cameras patrons receiving cash deliveries from suspected criminals.

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