Former federal officers call on Ontario to get to the bottom of $372M in suspicious casino transactions

Former federal officers call on Ontario to get to the bottom of $372M in suspicious casino transactions

Article brief provided by CTV News Toronto
  • Jon Woodward, CTV News Toronto
May 15, 2023 9:02 PM
  • Jon Woodward, CTV News Toronto
  • British Columbia
  • Ontario

Two former RCMP officers are calling on the province to conduct a thorough investigation into the hundreds of millions of dollars worth of suspicious transactions flowing through Ontario’s casinos every year.

Despite measures taken in recent years to crack down on suspicious transactions, records show the dollar value of the suspicious transactions has actually increased to levels higher than those of before the pandemic.

“My guess is that in many of these cases when you’re seeing large sums of money like this, there are illicit funds,” Cal Chrustie, a former RCMP investigator that dealt with complex cases involving money laundering and transnational crime, said.