A forensic audit of the Alexander First Nation has uncovered some $2.1 million in spending that cannot be accounted for. Eight officials on the reserve are being investigated. The Audit uncovered payments totaling $3.8 million to these eight people from 2013 to 2015 including former chief Herb Arcand
Dallas Arcand lives in the Community, he tells Global News that he finds these results concerning, but is glad for the prospect of some transparency and accountability.
“Because there was only rumor and speculation before that, and as a community member as a member it’s nice to see that we’re starting to hold our leadership and the way the band runs (to account.) Like, that money is allocated for all of us so it’s nice to see, as a member, that transparency.”
The auditors say that the file room that they examined was in extreme disarray, and they note that these financial irregularities do not necessarily point to illegal activity.