NDP identify pols named during cleaning scam probe

Former Liberal cabinet minister Rick Bartolucci (QMI AGENCY PHOTO)

Former Liberal cabinet minister Rick Bartolucci (QMI AGENCY PHOTO)

Sam Pazzano, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 10:58 PM ET

Ontario’s New Democrats have identified two former Liberal cabinet ministers, Harinder Takhar and Rick Bartolucci, who were named in OPP documents as allegedly receiving free cleaning from a man at the centre of an elaborate government kickback scheme.

The investigation into the kickback scheme resulted in criminal convictions of three government officials who pleaded guilty to breach of trust and accepting secret commissions from a corrupt-cleaner-turned police agent.

Scandalous allegations of “free” cleaning at the homes of Liberal cabinet ministers and government employees also emerged in the OPP corruption probe.

The accusations were made during preliminary testimony by the police agent — Bruno Perciasepe — but were not challenged in court.



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