Lawyer for whistle-blower claims anti-money laundering inquiry's integrity at stake

The lawyer for a whistle-blower who sparked a commission into money laundering in British Columbia claims that unfounded criticism of his client threatens to undermine the integrity of the public inquiry.

Ross Alderson has been publicly faulted for leaking information to the media about the frustrations he experienced as former director of the B.C. Lottery Corporation’s anti-money laundering office — a job he quit in 2017.

His lawyer, Paul Jaffe, told inquiry Commissioner Austin Cullen Monday that Alderson still believes he did the right thing by going public.

“Guilty as charged. Yes he did, and he would do it again tomorrow,” Jaffe told Cullen.

Jaffe urged the commissioner to focus his final report on the shortcomings of the

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