Housing Scandal file sent to prosecutor

Written by on September 11, 2019

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) Housing file was handed over to the crown Prosecutor last week by the Kahnawake Peacekeepers. In the file the Peacekeepers recommended charges of fraud. However, no one has been charged at this point so the person or persons names are being kept confidential until charges are laid. An audit found that $695 000 dollars went missing from the Housing unit at the MCK over a period of more than 10 years, culminating in the scandal breaking in the summer of 2018.

Grand Chief Joe Norton. “On behalf of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake and the community I would say this is welcome news because it’s been a while. Everybody has been sitting on pins and needles for that time period. There have been a lot of comments about well they’re not going to do nothing and this that and the other thing. So this is not just a knee jerk reaction. It was a well thought out, well investigated case. And there were things that needed to happen. The result is that we are now going to move ahead with the trial and begin the process of finding out exactly what happened.”


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