Former Liberal MP Raj Grewal faces breach of trust, fraud charges

Former Liberal MP Raj Grewal faces four counts of breach of trust and one count of fraud.

According to the RCMP, Grewal allegedly failed to report receiving millions in personal loans to the Ethics Commissioner “in circumstances that constitute a criminal breach of trust.”

“It is further alleged that Mr. Grewal solicited loans for his own personal benefit in connection with the use of his public office, and that he administered his government-funded constituency office budget for his own personal benefit, under circumstances which constituted a criminal fraud or breach of trust,” says a media release from the RCMP’s national division.

The former Brampton East MP left the Liberal caucus after details emerged of his gambling problem in 2018.

Grewal is expected to appear in court Oct. 6.

More to come.