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RCMP lay charges in connection with Ontario Provincial Police Association investigation

(Toronto, Ontario – June 16th 2016) - Following a nineteen month investigation by the RCMP Financial Crime and Anti-Corruption Units into allegations of improper conduct by former senior employees of the Ontario Provincial Police Association and persons acting in concert with them, criminal charges were laid today in the City of Toronto.

The following persons have been charged with Fraud over $5000 and Laundering the Proceeds of Crime:

Karl WALSH (52) of West Gwillimbury,
James CHRISTIE (48) of Midland,
Martin BAIN (50) of Oro-Medonte,
Andrew McKAY (54) of Toronto, and
Francis CHANTIAM (60) of New Jersey, USA.

These individuals will make their initial court appearance at Old City Hall Courts, 60 Queen Street West, Toronto, on July 18th, 2016.

The RCMP would like to acknowledge the support and assistance The Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC) provided in this investigation.

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For media inquiries contact:
Sgt. Penny HERMANN,
RCMP Media Relations
RCMP “O” Division
905-876-9571

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