Mac Harb committed mortgage fraud, RCMP alleges in docs

Liberal Senator Mac Harb leaves the Senate at Parliament Hill in Ottawa May 9, 2013 after the...

Liberal Senator Mac Harb leaves the Senate at Parliament Hill in Ottawa May 9, 2013 after the Senate Board of Internal Economy. Andre Forget/QMI Agency

Jessica Hume, Parliamentary Bureau

, Last Updated: 1:49 PM ET

 OTTAWA — There is more trouble for former Liberal senator Mac Harb, who the RCMP alleges in new court documents committed mortgage fraud with two properties.

In documents filed Friday, Cpl. Greg Horton says he believes Harb "did by deceit, falsehood or other fraudulent means defraud the Royal Bank of Canada of money in excess of $5,000."

Harb purchased a home in Cobden, Ont., west of Ottawa, in 2003. In 2007, he obtained a $177,000 mortgage and within hours transferred 99.99% title ownership to Magdalene Teo, then the high commissioner of Brunei. Horton says Harb never informed the bank of the transaction.

The RCMP alleges this put the bank at risk because if the mortgage had been defaulted on, Harb only owned 0.01% of the title.


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