Thursday, March 3, 2011

If an Employee in the Auditor Generals' Office Needs a Criminal Lawyer, Should They be Working in the Auditor General's Office?

We have just learned that Susan Kehoe, one of the people behind the election fraud scheme, received a patronage appointment, to of all things, the Auditor Generals Office.
A former Conservative party official charged last week in the "in-and-out" election spending affair is now working in the office of the auditor general of Canada, the government's chief spending watchdog. Susan Kehoe, the party's former chief financial officer, is one of four past or current party workers who could face fines and jail time if convicted of Elections Act violations related to advertising purchases in the 2006 campaign.

Kehoe left her job at the party and now serves as secretary of the Canadian Council of Legislative Auditors, an association of federal and provincial auditors that is run from a secretariat within the federal auditor general's office. Kehoe's name appears on the series of invoices from a media-buying firm that were submitted by Conservative candidates to back up their claims for compensation of election expenses.
All questions are being routed to her criminal lawyer. But he's not talking either. The plot thickens.

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