NEWS RELEASE · 19th October 2010
BC FIRST REQUESTS RCMP INVESTIGATION OF PILOTHOUSE COMMUNICATIONS FOR POSSIBLE BRIBES TO DAVID BASI AND BOBBY VIRK IN CONNECTION WITH BC RAIL SCANDAL
Delaney: "Basi and Virk plead guilty to accepting bribes, so someone had to have bribed them."
The BC First Party has filed an official request with the RCMP Pacific Region - Commercial Crimes Section to investigate the company alleged to have offered convicted criminals David Basi and Bobby Virk bribes in connection with the sale of BC Rail to CN.
BC First Spokesman, Chris Delaney, says his party has asked Acting Officer in Charge, S/Sgt. Andrew Koczerzuk to investigate Pilothouse Communications and its two directors, Brian Kieran and Eric Bornman, for possible criminal charges related to the charges of bribery and fraud committed by former BC government ministerial assistants, David Basi and Bobby Virk.
“If they have been found guilty of accepting a bribe, then someone had to offer it. Whoever that was needs to be investigated and charged if found guilty. You can’t have two people guilty of accepting bribes without a third party participating in those bribes. We have asked the RCMP to investigate this potential breach of the criminal code,” said Delaney.
Delaney says the BC Government would like to sweep the whole episode under the carpet like it didn’t happen, but that is not good enough.
“We have laws in the country and in this province. No one is above those laws, including the premier, his friends, his associates and the friends of the BC Government. No one. We hope the RCMP will deal with this immediately while the evidence and files are still current and available to everyone,” said Delaney.