RCMP confirms it's investigating John Furlong allegations
The RCMP says it is looking into serious allegations swirling around former Vanoc CEO John Furlong.
Today (September 27), the Georgia Straight published an investigative report, "John Furlong biography omits secret past in Burns Lake", which has led to much media coverage and a response from Furlong himself.
Sgt. Rob Vermeulen, spokesperson for the RCMP's E Division, issued a statement this afternoon.
"We can now confirm that we are aware of the allegations involving John Furlong and are investigating. At this time we will not be providing further comment," Vermeulen said.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC also released a statement this afternoon regarding Furlong, who is the organization's executive chair.
"Today, public allegations were made against Whitecaps FC executive chair John Furlong. Earlier this year, we appointed John because of his excellent reputation and his lifelong dedication to growing sport at all levels. In his short time with the club, he’s demonstrated strategic leadership and a full commitment to taking Whitecaps FC to the next level and beyond. Whitecaps FC are doing everything we can to support John through this process," the team stated.
"As this matter will likely proceed before the courts, we will make no further comment."