No Charges in Richmond County Expense Scandal

There will be no criminal investigation and no charges in the Richmond County expense scandal. Nova Scotia RCMP said in a letter Thursday that a review of the case didn’t turn up enough evidence to warrant a criminal investigation into allegations of fraud and breach of trust. The review followed a stinging ombudsman’s report delivered after allegations of runaway spending and expense account cheating by Richmond County officials were made public before the last municipal election.