John Gerich

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John Gerich (b. 1947[1]) was a politician in Saskatchewan, Canada, MLA for Redberry, and former member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He served as Associate Minister of Economic Development in the Saskatchewan Progressive Conservative government led by Grant Devine.

Gerich was involved in the biggest political corruption scandal in Saskatchewan history, in which dummy companies provided receipts for false expense claims.[2][3][4] Gerich was convicted of fraud in 1997 for taking money illegally from his MLA's communications allowance. He was sentenced to 2 years in jail and fined 12,000 dollars.[2][5]

After his release he worked as a truck driver in the Alberta oilpatch.[5]


  1. ^ "Members of the Legislative Assembly, Saskatchewan" (PDF). Saskatchewan Archives Board. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-12-27. Retrieved 2012-03-31. 
  2. ^ a b "From politics to prison in Saskatchewan". CBC archives. February 8, 1999. Retrieved 2012-08-26. 
  3. ^ Lett, Dann (11 January 1998). "Tory trickery". Winnipeg Free Press. 
  4. ^ "Decisions". Globe and Mail. 26 February 1999. 
  5. ^ a b "Gerich is trucking to keep up fraud payments". CBC news. January 25, 2000. Retrieved 2007-10-07.