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Bruce Carson charged

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The RCMP has charged the former PMO advisor with influence peddling.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police “A” Division Commercial Crime Section has charged Bruce Carson, age 66, of Ottawa, with one count of Fraud on the Government, also known as influence peddling, contrary to Section 121(1)(d) of the Criminal Code. Carson is alleged to have accepted a commission for a third party in connection with a business matter relating to the government.

The Prime Minister’s Office referred the matter to the RCMP in March 2011 following an APTN investigation into Mr. Carson’s dealings with the government.

To today’s charge, the PMO responds as follows.

Immediately after being informed of these allegations last year, our government referred the matter to the RCMP Commissioner, the Ethics Commissioner and the Lobbying Commissioner. Any individual who doesn’t respect our laws must face their full force as well as the consequences that come with them.