Did business losses spur HR consultant’s crime spree?

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Ian Bush’s alleged attack on a 101-year-old veteran shocked the nation but it appears the appalling crime may not have been his worst – the HR consultant is currently being investigated in connection to an unsolved triple homicide from 2007.

Sources indicate that DNA evidence implicating Bush has been recovered from both crime scenes and a bizarre fax regarding his business has also tied him to the murdered Alban Garon.

The bodies of retired judge Alban Garon, his wife Raymonde and their neighbour Marie-Claire Beniskos were found on June 30, 2007 – all three had bags over their heads, much like the December 2014 attack on veteran Ernest Côté.

Now, it appears Bush contacted Garon some six years before his death with a fabricated court document relating to his HR consultancy’s financial losses.

In 1999, Bush launched an appeal against the Canada Revenue Agency decision to deny business deductions made in 1993. In court documents, Bush argued that he should have been allowed to deduct $27,337 in business losses accrued by his consulting firm and claim $4,150 in moving costs as business expenses.

However, when Bush failed to attend the hearing date in January 2001, the case was tossed out by the judge who was scheduled to hear it.

Later that year, Bush sent a fictitious summons to Alban Garon – even though Garon had not been the judge presiding over the case.

The summons came in the form of a fax and was styled like a court document and embellished with a logo of the scales of justice. The fax summoned Garon to an address in Orléans to review the decision that had been made to throw the case out.

The address used on the document, as well as an accompanying phone number, were both Bush’s own, at the time.

It is not yet known if Garon responded to the fax. 
  • Anise Coal on 2015-02-18 2:36:37 PM

    Really? And as in yesterday's post, I again ask why this is being raised in a professional HR forum. The article is not related to how he had advised clients (perhaps erroneously) nor is it attesting to his professional 'competencies' as we like to say in the business. I am disappointed because articles such as this are, in effect, putting Mr Bush on trial in the court of public opinion and not where it should be-in the courts proper. While his alleged behaviour is certainly reprehensible, do we really need to use up professional 'air time' with this story simply because he is supposedly a member of our 'profession'?

  • Jeannie McQuaid on 2015-02-18 3:27:43 PM

    Anise, I couldn't agree more. Including this story in HRM is the kind of sensationalism that I don't expect or appreciate in a professional publication. We can get that kind of reporting from the SUN.

  • Amanda on 2015-02-19 10:11:32 AM

    I totally agree with Anise and Jeannie. How is this article providing a benefit to anyone in the HR profession?

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