The Attorney General of British Columbia has appointed an independent expert to review the anti-money laundering controls of the gambling industry in response to recent concerns.

Attorney General David Eby has given lawyer Peter German the task of assessing the effectiveness of current controls and making recommendations for improvements, with a focus on gambling in the Lower Mainland region.

German is a former deputy commissioner of Correctional Service Canada and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He also authored Proceeds of Crime and Money Laundering, described as Canada's leading textbook on money laundering laws.

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