Bruce Carson charged with "influence peddling," says RCMP

Bruce Carson, a former aide to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, has been charged with influence peddling by the RCMP.

APTN National News
OTTAWA–
Bruce Carson, a former aide to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, has been charged with influence peddling by the RCMP.

The RCMP said in a statement, that Carson, 66, allegedly “accepted a commission from a third-party in connection with a business matter relating to the government.” The RCMP said Carson had been charged with one count of “fraud on the government, also known as influence peddling.”

The RCMP said in the statement that the investigation begin on March 2011 after the RCMP received a referral from the Prime Minister’s Office.

An APTN National News report into Carson’s activities triggered the PMO’s request the RCMP look into the issue.

Carson is scheduled to appear in Ottawa court on Sept. 10, 2012.

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Before moving to become the APTN News social media producer, Mark was the executive producer for the news in eastern Canada. Before starting with APTN in 2009, Mark worked at CBC Radio and Television in Newfoundland and Labrador and Ottawa.

2 thoughts on “Bruce Carson charged with "influence peddling," says RCMP

  1. I’m so proud of the  APTN investigative reporters who uncovered details of Carson’s reprehensible behaviour…what a sad example of a human being

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