According to a Toronto Police news release, on October 21, 2014,
a Ministry of Labour Inspector was arrested and charged with breach
of trust, accepting a benefit from a person having dealings with
government, and extortion, after he allegedly requested money from
the owner of a business after a safety audit revealed the
business did not comply with certain provincial standards.
Toronto Police state that the investigation began on June 25,
2014 when they received a call for a Fraud in the Markham Road
and McNicoll Avenue area. The owner of the business alleged that a
Ministry of Labour inspector conducted a safety audit and found a
number of items that were not in compliance with provincial
standards. The inspector left the owners to fix the issues;
however, it is alleged that he returned to the business and made an
improper request for money from the owner.
Joseph Ah-Hone, 55, is scheduled to appear in court on December
By way of the Toronto Police news release, the Ontario Ministry
of Labour reminded the public that inspectors are trained in
legislation, policy and procedures and technical requirements, and
adhere to a code of professionalism. As public
servants, inspectors are forbidden from accepting money or
commissions for any of their services. Police say there may
be other victims.
Click here to read the Toronto Police news
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