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Charges laid against two provincial officials, doctor

Fraud and breach of trust charges have been laid against a British Columbia doctor and two former government employees.

A total of 16 counts were sworn and filed in Victoria court today against doctor Jonathan Burns, former assistant deputy minister of health Ronald Danderfer and fromer Fraser Health Authority manager James Taylor.

Burns directed a company called WebMed Technology Inc. which made a product called Pixalere, “a computerized system to assist home care nurses in assessing wounds.” A previously released warrant alleged Danderfer and Taylor were offered or received benefits from Burns while doing government business with him.

The first scheduled court appearance will be April 7 in Victoria.

Andrew MacLeod is The Tyee’s Legislative Bureau Chief in Victoria. Reach him here.

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