Kenny Leon, who handles communications on behalf of the chamber, confirmed to the Citizen on Monday that Marie Boivin was no longer acting as chair of the board. Leon would not say whether she had stepped down voluntarily or had been removed from the board due to the allegations she is facing in the U.S.
Organized money laundering
Boivin is president and managing director at Accu-Rate Corporation, an Ottawa currency exchange business. She is among 12 people named in a U.S. government investigation into “organized money laundering,” the results of which were announced last September. The allegations span from a multi-pronged investigation led by the justice department into fraudulent mass mailings that have targeted millions of vulnerable U.S. citizens.
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