Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Hip-bone connected to the ... thigh-bone

Les investigators met Vernon mayor in jail

CTV - Oct. 20 2008

The RCMP investigation into the land deals of B.C.'s former solicitor general has expanded to Vernon, B.C., with officers meeting a disgraced former Vernon mayor in his jail cell, CTV News has learned.

Former Vernon mayor Sean Harvey told two officers in a meeting in the Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre that John Les was a "silent partner" in a plan to remove the protections around some agricultural land in the area and pave the way for development.

Harvey -- who resigned after pleading guilty to breach of trust for cheating on his city expense account in 2005 -- wouldn't speak to CTV News on camera, but said he met Les in 2004.
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The RCMP is investigating Les's involvement in land deals in the Chilliwack area. CTV News learned that one of those properties was on Rosebank Place, and another was on Bell Road.

In both cases, Les was a director of a numbered company that acquired land within the protected Agricultural Land Reserve and subdivided the land into lucrative housing lots.

Harvey said his meeting with Les also included officials with the Chilliwack Cattle Sales company.

The meeting was about removing property near Vernon from the ALR for development, he said. Some of that property was later purchased by numbered companies connected to the Chilliwack Cattle Sales company.

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Meanwhile, Les's political life has been disrupted for six months and he remains outside of cabinet. Police say they have laid no charges, and won't give a deadline for when charges could possibly be laid.

"These investigations do take time," said Const. Annie Linteau. "It's important that they are conducted well and I do ask for the public's patience."


The fish rots from the tail to the head !
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