A former Liberal party organizer and a close friend of former prime minister Jean Chretien has been charged in connection to a decade-old spending scandal that rocked the public’s confidence in federal politics and led to the rise of Stephen Harper’s Conservatives.
Jacques Corriveau, a former Liberal Party of Canada organizer who had previously been identified as a central figure in the Sponsorship Scandal, has been officially charged by the RCMP in an investigation that appears to have been ongoing since 2002.
The RCMP announced on Friday that they charged Corriveau, 80, with fraud on the government, forgery and laundering the proceeds of crime.
The charges stem from the decade-old Sponsorship Scandal, which damaged the credibility of the former Liberal government under former prime minister Paul Martin and his predecessor Jean Chretien. Corriveau is a former party organizer with close ties to Chretien.
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