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Farooq was investigated twice by OPCP prior to arrest

Former Ontario Progressive Conservative candidate charged with 14 counts of fraud


 

Salman Farooq, the former Ontario Progressive Conservative Party candidate who was arrested earlier this week and charged with several counts of fraud, was twice investigated by party officials in connection with fraud allegations but was kept on as a candidate until he stepped down for “health reasons.” Farooq has been charged with 14 criminal counts related to mortgage fraud, credit card fraud, and forged cheques. OPC Party spokesman Alan Sakach told The Globe and Mail that Farooq had cleared party background checks, but said “at no time was the Ontario PC Party aware of a police investigation into the business dealings of Salman Farooq.” Party leader Tim Hudak has not commented publicly on the matter.

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Farooq was investigated twice by OPCP prior to arrest

  1. Ignatieff likes to drop allegations about citizens as if they were guilty verdicts. Let's talk about guilty verdicts of theft and fraud by Liberals as in the multimillon dollar Adscam scandal where Liberals were found guilty and pleaded guilty in a court of law and not mere allegations that may go nowhere.

    And more recently why doesn't Ignatieff speak of Liberal Senator Lavigne who was found guilty of fraud etc. by the courts and not just allegations.
    Mr. Justice Robert Smith of the Ontario Superior Court pronounced two guilty verdicts on charges of fraud and breach of trust on Friday March 11 2011 (this is not ancient history), saying that Liberal Senator Lavigne's behaviour “constituted a severe and marked departure from the standard expected of a senator.”

    The RCMP investigator who built the case against Liberal Senator Mr. Lavigne added that the verdict makes it clear that no one is above the law, including legislators.
    Liberal Senator Lavigne faces a maximum sentence of 14 years in relation to his conviction.

    “Every public officeholder has to be held accountable to a higher standard than the normal population,” Superintendent Stéphane Bonin told reporters.

    • It was exceptionally cruel of Ignatieff to use his alien mind-control powers to manipulate both Sakach and Hudak. Insult to injury, given that Iggy apparently used those same powers to force the G&M to report on the whole thing.

      Given what every good Canadian knows about the depths of evil to which Mr Ignatieff will sink, is there no way we can have some sort of commission to investigate how and why he coerced Salman Farooq's associates into pressing all those phony fraud charges in the first place?

    • I've seen this exact same post now on two threads. It was not relevant to either of the articles to which it was attached. How many more have you attached it to? And how much do you get paid by the CPC per post?

      TROLL ALERT

  2. It was exceptionally cruel of Ignatieff to use his alien mind-control powers to manipulate both Sakach and Hudak. Insult to injury, given that Iggy apparently used those same powers to force the G&M to report on the whole thing.

    Given what every good Canadian knows about the depths of evil to which Mr Ignatieff will sink, is there no way we can have some sort of commission to investigate how and why he coerced Salman Farooq's associates into pressing all those phony fraud charges in the first place?

  3. I've seen this exact same post now on two threads. It was not relevant to either of the articles to which it was attached. How many more have you attached it to? And how much do you get paid by the CPC per post?

    TROLL ALERT

  4. Ignatieff is entitled to say whatever we wants.

    These Con-servatives who like to censor everybody are extremely creepy.

    Follow me on Twitter, and you will understand how destructive the Conservatives are:

    http://twitter.com/matwilson6

    You know what a Dictator sounds like when he is afraid to debate his opponent.

  5. Ignatieff is entitled to say whatever we wants.

    These Con-servatives who like to censor everybody are extremely creepy.

    Follow me on Twitter, and you will understand how destructive the Conservatives are:

    http://twitter.com/matwilson6

    You know what a Dictator sounds like when he is afraid to debate his opponent.

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