It's not embezzlement or a crime or anything sexy like that. CPC leadership knew and approved it. This was the powers of the CPC fed up with Scheer not resigning, leaking this to the news and forcing him out. There is no positive spin to this story and they leaked it early enough to be forgotten by the next election.
Most damning insult I've seen thus far is , "Huh, well now Scheer is interesting. "