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$11 million senior Ontario employee allegedly took in COVID fraud not recovered, Crown says

Updated Story:

The Ontario government has yet to recover the more than $11 million in COVID-19 relief money a senior provincial employee is alleged to have embezzled, a judge heard on Friday. In comments to Superior Court, government lawyer Christopher Wayland said it was wrong to say the money was back in the province’s hands. Canadian Press/ CP24 reports. | READ MORE

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A former senior employee with the Ontario government has repaid more than $11 million in COVID-19 benefits the province alleges he took fraudulently, his lawyer said Friday. The unproven civil claim named Sanjay Madan, who had a senior IT role and helped develop the computer application for applying and approving the benefit for families with children. In a brief statement, Madan’s lawyer Christopher Du Vernet confirmed his client had made the repayment. CTV News/ Canadian Press reports. | READ MORE