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AG receives two reports aimed at making it harder to launder money in B.C.

Last Updated Apr 1, 2019 at 8:04 pm PDT

FILE - Attorney General David Eby speaks during a press conference in the press theatre at Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Thursday April 26, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
Summary

Eby says he has to review the report before releasing it to the public

The review examines suspicious behaviour in horse racing, luxury car sales and real estate

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) –¬†Two reports aimed at killing the province’s reputation as a ‘haven’ for money laundering have been delivered to British Columbia’s Attorney General.

David Eby says the latest findings of retired senior RCMP officer Peter German need to be vetted to make sure no current police investigations are compromised.

“So we have to go through and do that work before we release it to the public,” he says. “We’re doing that as quickly and as responsibly as we can, because one of the reasons we commissioned this report was so the public would know what’s been happening in British Columbia.”

Eby says he needs time to review the recommendations.

“We have to go through and make sure we aren’t inadvertently disclosing information that could compromise a law enforcement investigation, that we aren’t inadvertently defaming someone.”

German’s review examines suspicious behaviour in horse racing, luxury car sales and real estate.

The other report, from an expert panel in the housing market, recommends making ownership more transparent and closing loopholes that could make dirty money harder to track.