Criminal Charges Laid Against Former Region of Halton Employee

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Criminal Charges Laid Against Former Region of Halton Employee
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After an extensive investigation that commenced in 2015, the Halton Regional Police have laid criminal charges against a former Region of Halton Manager of Plant Capital and Engineering.

David Atsushi OHASHI 56yrs of Mississauga is charged with:

  1. Fraud under $5000,
  2. Use Forged Document,
  3. Municipal Corruption (3 counts) and
  4. Accepting Secret Commissions (3 counts).

It is alleged the former regional employee who worked for the region for 16 years gained personal benefit between November 2010 and January 2016 by providing confidential information and advantage to contractors that he had personal relationships with.

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

The Halton Police Regional Fraud Unit received anonymous information in 2015 from an unknown source that initiated the investigation into Mr. Ohashi’s criminality.

Throughout the investigation police did not uncover any information that would indicate wrongdoing by any other current or former member of the Region of Halton.

The Region of Halton also initiated an internal investigation into this matter and subsequently dismissed Ohashi’s from his position on January 21,2016.

Mr. Ohashi is schedule to appear in Milton Provincial Court on Tuesday September 13th 2016.

Anyone who may have information about this investigation is being asked to call investigators at the Regional Fraud Unit at 905-825-4747 ext 8739. Alternatively a Crime Stoppers tip can be submitted by calling 1-800-222-8477(TIPS); through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.com; or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637(crimes).

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