Secret $1.25M Brampton staff fund “unheard of,” says municipal fraud expert

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“It’s like making up a rule and not telling anybody,” said a member of Brampton staff.

That’s how an expert on municipal corruption described a secretive salary scheme launched quietly by senior Brampton staff, which for years paid out $1.25 million to non-union employees without council’s knowledge.

Details of the secretive practice are now being sent by city officials to the police for a possible investigation, after council last month requested a criminal probe.

“The fact that council didn’t know about this amount of money being paid out to staff is of grave concern,” said Stephen Bauld, a government procurement expert with a background in investigating and training police on municipal fraud.

Read more at Brampton Guardian

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.