As revenue generated by “VIP” gamblers and their massive cash transactions soared in B.C. casinos after 2009, a frontline B.C. Lottery Corporation investigator repeatedly warned his bosses that organized crime was likely laundering drug-trafficking cash through the casinos and transferring it to China, a public inquiry has heard.
But managers at the Crown corporation cast doubts on his concerns, a former anti-money laundering investigator with the Lottery Corp. said.
Mike Hiller told the Cullen Comission that he eventually got so upset that he complained about statements made by Lottery Corp. CEO Jim Lightbody and vice-president Brad Desmarais, whom Hiller believed ignored the threats outlined by him and other frontline staff.
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