The former CEO of Fraser Health, who in 2014 resigned under threat of dismissal and took a similar job in New Zealand, will be investigated by that country’s serious fraud office over more than $120,608 ($112,427 Canadian) in “unjustified” travel and hotel expense claims.
The action against Dr. Nigel Murray, who worked in B.C. for seven years, was announced Wednesday by an inquiry in New Zealand. In a damning, 57-page report, Murray is found to have billed, and been reimbursed by, the Waikato District Health Board for numerous unauthorized, personal trips to places like Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Montreal and Moncton. He often cited “professional development” as the purpose of the trips when filing expense claims.
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