Kugaaruk fraud case moves forward

By NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Quinn Taggart, the former senior administrative officer of Kugaaruk, will be tried by indictment for defrauding the hamlet of $27,000, following a Crown election hearing held in Iqaluit this week.

Taggart’s case is next scheduled for March 7, to determine whether he will be tried by judge or jury.

Taggart, 42, faces one charge of fraud that dates back to around April 16, 2002. Police charged him on Feb. 3, 2006, after a lengthy investigation into questionable money transactions.

Taggart worked for the hamlet between May 1998 and November 1999 as finance administrator. He returned in May 1999 and then worked until April 2002 as senior administrative officer.

Taggart now lives in Nova Scotia.

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