Court rules former Winnipeg CAO accepted $327K bribe, owes city up to $700K

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A Manitoba court docket has dominated in favour of the Metropolis of Winnipeg’s civil declare that former chief administrative officer Phil Sheegl accepted a bribe and breached his responsibility as a metropolis officer by accepting $327,000 from the contractor who constructed town’s police headquarters.

In a 129-page determination issued Tuesday, Chief Justice Glenn Joyal of the Court docket of Queen’s Bench granted town’s request for a abstract judgment in opposition to Sheegl and his co-defendants underneath the torts of bribery and breach of fiduciary responsibility.

Town claimed Sheegl made up a land deal in Arizona with police headquarters contractor Armik Babakhanians of Caspian Development.

The deal was fabricated to cowl up a $327,200 fee Babakhanians made to Sheegl, town alleged.

Town sought reimbursement of the $327,200, in addition to $250,000 in severance paid to Sheegl when he left town, together with $100,000 in punitive prices and authorized prices.

Joyal awarded town the severance, punitive and authorized prices, and should but award town the $327,200, pending additional authorized submissions.

CBC Information has sought remark from Sheegl and Babakhanians.

Extra to come back

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