The federal Liberal party has been left scrambling after its candidate for a potential election was charged with two counts of fraud in connection with an alleged cheque-kiting scheme.
James Curran, 42, who is also president of the Niagara Falls Federal Liberal Riding Association, was to be acclaimed the party's candidate tonight at a nomination meeting. But Curran announced last night he would not be seeking the nomination...
..The longtime party worker, who runs a online blog called "What do I know Grit," was arrested yesterday afternoon at his Portage Road real estate office and charged with two counts of fraud over $5,000. It's alleged cheque-kiting place between $15,000 and $20,000 between two Niagara Falls banks. The RCMP say cheque-kiting is a fraudulent act whereby cash is recorded in more than one bank account, but in reality, the cash is either non-existent or is in transit.
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Liberal Hopeful James Curran, "The What Do I Know Grit", Charged With Fraud
I hate to say I told you so, but Niagara Falls Liberal hopeful James Curran, author of the "What Do I Know Grit" blog has been charged with fraud. Read the details here. He was an accident waiting to happen from the very start. Cherniak has already started the spin cycle.