Window into Pan Am Games expense scandal

Former Pan Am Games CEO Ian Troop. (QMI Agency)

Former Pan Am Games CEO Ian Troop. (QMI Agency)

Sue-Ann Levy, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 1:08 AM ET

TORONTO - Even as they were under siege for virtually using their taxpayer-funded Pan Am expense accounts as their personal ATMs, the top brass of TO2015 continued to insist their expenses were perfectly kosher, say documents obtained through a recent Freedom of Information (FOI) request.

According to the minutes of an Oct. 4, 2013, meeting of the Pan Am audit committee, CFO Barb Anderson claimed that the expenses profiled in a Toronto Sun exclusive merely days before were “legitimate” and “in compliance with the organization’s expense policy.”

This was despite angry criticism from Premier Kathleen Wynne at Queen’s Park on Sept. 30 that some of the expenses were “unacceptable” and that Tourism Minister Michael Chan had instructed the TO2015 brass to tighten up the rules surrounding what could be claimed.


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