OPP clears Town of Amherstburg of criminal wrongdoing

The OPP anti-rackets unit says there is not enough evidence to support a criminal investigation of the municipal offices in the Town of Amherstburg.

OPP's anti-rackets was investigating the town's finances

The OPP anti-rackets unit says there is not enough evidence to support a criminal investigation of the municipal offices in the Town of Amherstburg. (CBC News)

The OPP anti-rackets unit says there is not enough evidence to support a criminal investigation of the municipal offices in the Town of Amherstburg.

In December, Amherstburg Police Chief Tim Berthiaume requested the OPP conduct an investigation into possible wrongdoing with the financial affairs of the Town of Amherstburg.

The OPP said in a media release Thursday it "conducted a thorough review of the information regarding some financial processes used within the municipal office of the Town of Amherstburg."

"The review determined that there is no evidence to support a criminal investigation," the OPP said.

The OPP said it has reported the findings to Berthiaume and will take no further action in the case.

Amherstburg is carrying $38 million in debt. The town's CAO and the province are conducting financial reviews of the city's finances.

Last week, deputy mayor Ron Sutherland called for a provincially-appointed emergency manager. Council denied that request.

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