Arbitrator allows Kaepernick dispute to move forward
Since last year, Colin Kaepernick has been fighting the NFL for alleged collusion that has seen him remain a mere football spectator. He filed a grievance against the league to try and resolve the dispute, but the NFL fought back, trying to have the grievance removed. Now, an arbitrator has ruled against the NFL, allowing Kaepernick to seek a resolution to the battle.
According to Mark Geragos, a lawyer for the former 49er’s quarterback, “On August 28, 2018 the System Arbitrator denied the NFL’s request that he dismiss Colin Kaepernick’s complaint alleging that his inability to secure a player contract since becoming free agent in March 2017 has been due to an agreement among team owners and the NFL.”
Ever since the former quarterback was permanently sidelined, he has argued that teams have colluded to keep him off the field. The ordeal stems from protests that first surfaced two years ago when Kaepernick was still active with the 49ers. He began kneeling during the playing of the national anthem prior to the start of games to show his disgust over perceived police brutality and racial inequality.
Those protests led to a number of players joining in and have caused a significant rift inside the NFL, and between the league and fans. The debate still continues today, as the NFL and the NFL Players Association are still discussing how to amicably resolve concerns related to players’ rights and the league’s public appearance.
Money: Report shows BC casinos illegally shredded transaction paper trails
Casinos in British Columbia continue to come under the gun for questionable practices
Tags: British Columbia, money laundering, casino
For more than a year, casinos in British Columbia have been dealing with increased scrutiny after it was revealed that at least one casino in the area, River Rock, had knowingly participated in activity that was tied to money-laundering operations. That activity was traced back at least three years and has led to several other discoveries that have continued to keep all gambling activity in the limelight. Now, a report has surfaced that suggests that employees at River Rock engaged in serious amounts of data destruction to hide paper trails tied to large cash transactions made by VIP customers.
Through the ongoing investigation into the casinos’ activity, officials with the BC Lottery Corporation (BCLC) have determined that the casino employees shredded records of an unknown number of large cash transactions. While they were all below CAD$10,000, the cumulative amount would indicate a significant attempt to bypass legislative money-laundering controls. According to current law, amounts below CAD$10,000 are not required to be reported to Canada’s Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Center.
The casino industry in Canada continues to reel from the series of scandals. Attorney General David Eby published a report this past June in which he asserted that all casinos in BC were being used by international criminals to launder money. The investigation itself has led to scandal, as Peter German, who is in charge of the probe, has been accused of having a conflict of interest. He is working for the BCLC investigations, but occupies a chair on the board of Great Canadian Gaming, which owns River Rock.