Body of construction boss Antonino Catania found in river

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Antonino Catania, the former head of a Quebec construction firm who pleaded guilty to bribery charges earlier this month has been found dead near his home in Repentigny, QC.

The 72-year-old’s body was found in the Assomption River behind his house by provincial police divers on Tuesday.

Catania used to run the construction firm Catcan Entreprises with his son Paolo. Earlier this month, he pleaded guilty to charges of fraud amounting to more than $5,000, fraud on the government and breach of trust. He had yet to be sentenced.

His son Paolo also pleaded guilty to fraud charges on behalf of the company.

Read more at CBC News

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.