Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Ministry of Transport employee Richard Pereira nailed in HA sweep

Richard Pereira
Richard Pereira, 35, of Oshawa, is among 28 who were charged last week in a multi-million-dollar gambling ring. Pereira worked at the Ministry of Transportation. He has been charged with breach of trust and unauthorized use of a computer.

The OPP seized more than $12m in assets, including sports cars, golf carts, seven residences, nine illegal handguns, jewelry valued at $300k, $330k in precious metals, $1.2m in bank accounts and about $1.7m in cash.

Tax evasion charges under the Income Tax Act (ITA) were filed against HA Robert Barletta and Craig McIlquham. McIlquham was also charged with fraud under the Criminal Code.