Elusive dirty-cash whistleblower to testify

They sought him here, they sought him there, they sought him everywhere β€” now the Scarlet Pimpernel of the B.C. money-laundering inquiry has agreed to make a dramatic, 11th-hour appearance.

Instead of hearing closing submissions next week, the Cullen Commission has granted participant status to Ross Alderson, the former B.C. Lottery Corp. director of anti-money-laundering, and is arranging for him to testify.

Alderson originally applied for status at the inquiry in Sepember 2019, but withdrew the request a month later.

In March 2020, he was summonsed but he informed the inquiry he was leaving the country and moved back to Australia, where commission counsel say he continues to live. The inquiry scheduled no hearing on the day Alderson was supposed to appear.

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