Bowman calls for public inquiry after allegations of fraud, payoffs around police headquarters project

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Mayor Brian Bowman didn’t mince words on Thursday over explosive new allegations of fraud and a $200,000 payoff to the city’s former top bureaucrat in the police headquarters deal. At a city hall press conference, Bowman announced he plans to formally ask the province for a public inquiry into the matter.

Paid $200,000 by Caspian Construction

Earlier that day, CBC News reported the RCMP alleged former CAO Phil Sheegl was paid $200,000 by Caspian Construction for helping them land the job of transforming a Canada Post warehouse on Smith Street into the new home of the city’s police service. CBC also reported that RCMP allege Sheegl shared half that money with former mayor Sam Katz. Bowman called these new allegations “the most seriously damaging to public trust at city hall to date.”

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This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.