Winnipeg financial firm facing ‘kickback’ allegations plays defence

Usand CEO cancelled interview at last minute

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APTN broke the news Thursday about a Winnipeg financial firm accused of offering cash kickbacks to chiefs in return for lucrative business deals.

One of those chiefs recorded a conversation in which he was offered $25,000.

On Friday, the firm, called Usand Group, responded to the allegations.

APTN’s Dennis Ward has this story.

Host, Producer / Winnipeg

Dennis is Metis from southern Manitoba. After spending a decade working in TV in Alberta and Ontario, Dennis returned to Manitoba to join APTN’s Winnipeg bureau as reporter/correspondent in September 2014. In 2016, he won a Canadian Association of Journalists award for his story A Soldier Scorned for APTN Investigates. In 2017, he became a host/producer for APTN National News and Face to Face. In 2020, Dennis and co host Melissa Ridgen were nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best News Anchor, National.