Former Winnipeg CAO Phil Sheegl appeals court ruling ordering him to pay $1.1 M to City of Winnipeg

Sheegl's filings call the judge's decision 'clearly wrong' and 'an injustice'

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Phil Sheegl, Winnipeg's former chief administrative officer, is appealing a decision by Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench Chief Justice Glenn Joyal, which ordered him to pay more than $1 million to the city.

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Phil Sheegl, Winnipeg’s former chief administrative officer, is appealing a decision by Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench Chief Justice Glenn Joyal, which ordered him to pay more than $1 million to the city.

In the appeal filed in court on Monday, Sheegl’s lawyer Robert Tapper wrote that the judge’s decision “is clearly wrong and amounts to an injustice.”

In January 2020, the city filed a lawsuit against Sheegl, Armik Babakhanians, the owner of Caspian Construction, and numerous others who worked on the police headquarters project.

Phil Sheegl, Winnipeg's former CAO, is appealing a decision made by Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench that found he took a $327,200 bribe from a contractor hired by the city to build the Winnipeg Police Service's headquarters. (CBC)

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