MANFF whistleblower hands back documents
Ted Ducharme also planning to sign a gag order
Whistleblower Ted Ducharme might have ended his legal troubles with his former employer, the Manitoba Association of Native Fire Fighters.
Ducharme, a former MANFF employee, brought allegations of mismanaged funds to CBC. The documents showed questionable overtime charges and receipts for more than $1 million for late-night snacks for flood evacuees.
- MANFF suing former employee for leaking documents
- $1M spent in 8 months on snacks for flood evacuees
- Kids of MANFF officials paid for mileage, overtime
On Thursday morning, he returned all of documents to MANFF and hopes it's enough to kill the lawsuit against him. MANFF had argued the documents belong to the agency and Ducharme breached its trust and code of conduct by leaking them to the media.
"I want to put this behind us. If further proceedings go ahead then hopefully I will have the finances to deal with it," Ducharme said.
He is also planning to sign papers that will essentially be a gag order, requiring him to keep quiet on what he knows.
MANFF spent more than $80 million on 2011 flood evacuees. The association is under investigation by the federal government.