Former Liberal MP Raj Grewal Facing Criminal Charges

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Former Liberal MP Raj Grewal Facing Criminal Charges

Former Liberal Raj Grewal, MP for Brampton East from 2015 to 2019, is now facing five criminal charges, four of breach of trust and one of fraud. I suspect the PM knew about the investigation that started in 2017 leading to his 'resignation' in 2018.

Former Liberal MP Raj Grewal allegedly received $6 million in funds that he did not disclose to the ethics commissioner while he served as a member of Parliament, according to new court documents obtained by CTV News.

He is also alleged to have defrauded "an individual employed at his parliamentary constituency office of a sum of money exceeding $5,000 in value" the documents say. The documents also claim Grewal "did solicit funds by deceit, falsehood or other fraudulent means, in connection with his duties of office as a member of Parliament," and that he "did solicit funds for his own personal benefit in connection with the use of his public offices." Finally, they allege that Grewal administered his constituency office budget "for his own personal benefit" and did "solicit payment to him from an employee of his constituency office in a manner that constitutes a fraud or breach of trust."

The RCMP announced last week that it had charged Grewal with four counts of breach of trust and one count of fraud over $5,000. ...

When the RCMP first announced the charges last week, they said the charges are the conclusion of an "extensive criminal investigation" that began in September 2017 after the RCMP was alerted to "suspicious transactions" involving Grewal during the time he served as a member of Parliament. "It is alleged that Mr. Grewal failed to report his receipt of millions in personal loans to the Ethics Commissioner, in circumstances that constitute a criminal breach of trust," the RCMP said in a news release.

Grewal announced his resignation in November 2018, attributing the decision to "personal and medical reasons." Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said at the time that Grewal was facing "serious personal challenges," and that while it may have been a tough decision, it was the right one. ...