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INAC launches financial review of B.C. First Nation, while RCMP continues investigation – APTN

by pmnationtalk on May 19, 2017101 Views

May 19, 2017

Kenneth Jackson
APTN National News
Indigenous Affairs has called in auditing firm KPMG to do a financial review of Peters First Nation in British Columbia after an APTN National News investigation found questionable payments last month.

“If the review uncovers evidence of what (INAC) believes to be fraud or other illegal activity, (INAC) will refer the file to the RCMP. This referral would take place upon completion of the review,” said Colin Stobo, a senior investigator with INAC’s Assessment and Investigation Services Branch (AISB).

The RCMP is already investigating Peters band council, as reported by APTN Tuesday.

The RCMP received a complaint against the band council in early March following the first of seven stories APTN has published on the First Nation located between Chilliwack and Hope, B.C.

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