Breach of Trust and Fraud Charges Laid In RCMP Criminal Investigation

September 11, 2020
Ottawa, Ontario

News release

Today, the RCMP's National Division Sensitive and International Investigations charged Rajvinder Singh Grewal, a former Member of Parliament for the federal riding of Brampton-East, with four (4) counts of Breach of Trust contrary to Section 122 of the Criminal Code, and one (1) count of Fraud Over $5,000 contrary to Section 380(1) of the Criminal Code. 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. It is further alleged that Mr. Grewal solicited loans for his own personal benefit in connection with the use of his public office, and that he administered his government-funded constituency office budget for his own personal benefit, under circumstances which constituted a criminal fraud or breach of trust.

This concludes an extensive criminal investigation which first began in September 2017, after the RCMP received proactive disclosures from the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC) regarding suspicious transactions involving Mr. Grewal during his time in office.

The RCMP would also like to take this opportunity to thank Peel Regional Police Service for their contribution and assistance throughout the course of this investigation.

The RCMP's National Division Sensitive and International Investigations section focuses on criminal activity that poses a threat to Canada's government institutions, public officials, the integrity of the Crown, or that imperils Canada's political, economic or social integrity.

Mr. Grewal is expected to appear at the Ottawa Ontario Court of Justice on October 6th, 2020.


Contact information

Tel.: 613-993-1248
Twitter: @Nat_Div_RCMP
Facebook: @rcmpnationaldivision

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