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More scandal brewing

More damaging reports are expected in B.C.'s legislature scandal.

Alan Mullen, chief of staff to Speaker Darryl Plecas, says a rebuttal to detailed statements by senior officers at the legislature will be issued this week, CTV News reports.

Clerk Craig James and Sergeant-at-Arms Gary Lenz have denied any wrongdoing in the scandal over alleged inappropriate spending.

Mullen says the latest document will contain new information and clarification.

“It is nothing but evidence-based, and I think everyone’s going to be very interested to see the response,” Mullen told CTV.

A second report will also focus on current and former employees.

“People will say 'Wow, well, stop the presses,'” he added. “We’re talking about a lot of serious information here – people who are suicidal because of their treatment and lots of damaging stuff coming there.”

He called the scandal “the tip of the iceberg.”

James and Lenz are on administrative leave with pay, and two special prosecutors are overseeing an RCMP investigation into the matter. None of the allegations has been proven in court, however.

– with files from CTV Vancouver



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