Peter German defends independence, integrity at money laundering inquiry

Senior RCMP officer-turned-consultant Peter German adamantly denied at the inquiry into money laundering that he took “marching orders” from B.C. Attorney-General David Eby before writing his two “dirty money” reports.

In the first of two days of scheduled testimony, German was asked point-blank by commission counsel if he was hired to pursue a particular narrative, and whether his work was not sufficiently divorced from the provincial government.

“It’s not true,” German said. “This was an independent report, and the Attorney-General made it very clear to me at the outset that my work was to be independent. … I was to do my own review and come to my own recommendations.

“In my opinion, he exerted no influence whatsoever in that regard on me. … I am not aligned with any political party. I’m not aligned to his party. And I had only met him once before he (hired) me.”

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