Jennie Russell, Charles Rusnell

Investigative reporters

Charles Rusnell and Jennie Russell are reporters with CBC Investigates, the award-winning investigative unit of CBC Edmonton. Their journalism in the public interest is widely credited with forcing accountability, transparency and democratic change in Alberta. Send tips in confidence to cbcinvestigates@cbc.ca. @charlesrusnell @jennierussell_

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Former Edmonton MLA Carl Benito facing suspension of immigration consultant licence

The regulatory council for Canadian immigration consultants is moving to suspend the licence of former Edmonton MLA Carl Benito, following a CBC News report that revealed Benito is the target of an immigration-fraud investigation by the Canada Border Services Agency.
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Former Edmonton MLA Carl Benito set up 'straw buyers' mortgage fraud, lawsuit alleges

Before entering politics, former Progressive Conservative MLA Carl Benito orchestrated a “straw buyers” mortgage fraud that left an immigrant Filipino couple owing more than $130,000 on a property they never intended to own, a lawsuit alleges.
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Leaked report reveals lax cybersecurity over Alberta patient health records

Alberta Health Services failed to properly safeguard the electronic system that holds the personal health information of hundreds of thousands of Albertans, leaving the system vulnerable to outside security threats, according to a leaked report.

Undaunted by creditors and fraud charges, Peter Pocklington launches pot company

Undaunted by creditors owed millions of dollars and a looming court fight, former Edmonton Oilers owner Peter Pocklington is seeking investors for a new business venture: a cannabis company.

Auditor general critical of Alberta Health funding to Pure North

Alberta Health ignored the concerns of its staff and failed to follow its formal grant processes when it awarded a $10-million grant in 2013 to Pure North, a private alternative-health foundation offering a program the department had determined was not adequately supported by science, Alberta’s auditor general has found.