Ex-FN police chief gets jail for kickback scheme

A former First Nations police chief has been sent to jail for his involvement in a ‘kickback’ scheme.

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A former First Nations police chief has been sent to jail for his involvement in a ‘kickback’ scheme.

Glen Bannon, 57, was the chief of the Anishinabek Police Service for 10 years since it was founded in 1994.

He was responsible for purchasing and selling police vehicles.

Bannon would then direct police business to a car dealership in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

In return he received vehicles and electronics.

Bannon will now spend one year in jail for breach of trust and accepting secret commissions.

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