James and Lenz have not been charged with any crimes and have yet to make a public statement, other than to deny they have done anything wrong.
Shocking allegations from B.C. Speaker’s report
Plecas includes many jaw-dropping allegations in this report, here are some of the most highlighted points.
- ‘Part of the uniform’: Plecas claims that James and Lenz purchased suits during trips in the UK and Hong Kong. Saying that these luxuries were part of “the uniform” to excuse inappropriate purchases.
- Travel expenses: Many of the allegations are focused on travel. Plecas claims James spent around $1,034.92 in “various gift shops, other stores and the post office.”
- A wood chipper: Accusations of purchasing a $3200 piece of equipment. Plecas goes on to allege that the wood chipper was never delivered to the BC Legislature but was, instead, taken directly to James’ house.
- Alleged truckload of alcohol: Receipts going back to 2012-2013 claim to show purchases of up to $8,789.84 were made from BC Liquor Stores or Distribution Branches.