UCP look­ing into fraud and bribery charges

StarMetro Calgary - - CALGARY - AN­DREW JEF­FREY

The United Con­ser­va­tive Party is in­ves­ti­gat­ing al­le­ga­tions that one of its can­di­dates used fraud, bribery and forgery to win the party’s nom­i­na­tion race in Cal­gary-East.

Four los­ing can­di­dates for the UCP nod in the rid­ing ac­cused the win­ner, Peter Singh, and his team of of­fer­ing gifts or money in re­turn for votes and fraud­u­lently reg­is­ter­ing peo­ple for party mem­ber­ships by forg­ing their iden­tity and con­sent.

Singh, mean­while, has de­nied the claims, dis­miss­ing them as “sour grapes.”

Among the four mak­ing the al­le­ga­tions is for­mer city coun­cil­lor An­dre Chabot who, along with Jamie Lall, UPC Leader Ja­son Ken­ney said the party takes the al­le­ga­tions very se­ri­ously. Matthew Dirk and Issa Moussa, sent a let­ter to UCP Leader Ja­son Ken­ney on Mon­day.

In a press con­fer­ence at the Al­berta Leg­is­la­ture on Thurs­day, Ken­ney said the party takes the al­le­ga­tions se­ri­ously and would in­ves­ti­gate.

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