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Former B.C. Lottery Director Says He’s ‘Whistleblower’ on Money Laundering at Casinos

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VANCOUVER—A former director of the British Columbia Lottery Corporation’s anti-money laundering office says he is the “whistleblower” that likely prompted the public inquiry examining how hundreds of millions of dollars in illegal cash flowed through the province’s casinos. Ross Alderson, who testified for more than four hours Thursday, said he was driven to leak information about the suspected extent of money laundering at casinos and bureaucracy to the activity at top levels. “Did I leak information to the media? Yes I did,” Alderson told the Cullen Commission public inquiry into money laundering. “We wouldn’t be here today, if I didn’t.” The New Democrat government appointed B.C. Supreme Court Justice Austin Cullen in 2019 to lead the money laundering inquiry after several reports concluded the flow of hundreds of millions in illegal cash linked to organized crime affected the province’s real estate, luxury vehicle and gaming sectors. Alderson, who worked in …

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