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Article: Daily Commercial News August 5, 2016

Former Region of Halton Employee Charged With Corruption

Halton Region Corruption

Mr. David Ohashi, P.Eng.

Charged

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HALTON REGION, ONT. —A former Region of Halton manager of plant capital and engineering is facing several charges after being accused of rigging construction jobs and accepting secret commissions.

 

Excerpt from:

DCN News Service August 5, 2017

According to a Halton Regional police statement issued Aug. 3, David Atsushi Ohashi, 56, of Mississauga, Ont. is charged with fraud under $5,000, use of a forged document, three counts of municipal corruption and three counts of accepting secret commissions.

His charges come after an extensive police investigation that began in 2015, police state.

It is alleged the former employee, who worked for the region for 16 years, benefited from providing confidential information and giving advantages to contractors that he had personal relationships with.

This alleged activity occurred between November 2010 and January 2016.

"Ohashi’s position within the region also permitted him to approve maintenance and/or construction to the region’s infrastructure that was later deemed not necessary or without justification," the police release states.

"Ohashi also submitted altered business expense claims to the region for personal travel outside of Canada."

The Halton fraud unit received anonymous information in 2015 from an unknown source which spurred the investigation into action.

According to police, the investigation did not uncover any other wrongdoing by other current or former employees of the Region of Halton.

The region also initiated its own internal investigation into this matter and subsequently dismissed Ohashi from his position on Jan. 21, 2016. Ohashi is to appear in Milton, Ont. provincial court on Sept. 13.

Anyone with information about this investigation is being asked to call investigators at the fraud unit at 905-825-4747 ext. 8739.

Crime Stoppers tips can be submitted by calling 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

The Regional Municipality of Halton serves more than 500,000 residents in the City of Burlington, the Town of Halton Hills, the Town of Milton, and the Town of Oakville, the release reads.

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