ONTARIO — C
arpet cleaning contracts are behind a criminal investigation at three Ontario
government ministries with civil servants accused of accepting kickbacks and rigging bids to line their pockets with cash and electronics, according to The Globe and Mail.
Premier Dalton McGuinty said last week that three government ministries were under investigation by the Ontario Provincial Police
(OOP), but did not say why.
Speculation has been rife, but on Tuesday, an unsealed portion of an OPP search warrant brought clarity, showing that investigators suspect that taxpayers and two government subcontractors have been defrauded of about $393,000 in the scheme, the article stated.