Crown to pause trial of four accused in Laval corruption case

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The proceedings against four of the 37 people accused in the Laval municipal corruption case will be stayed the Crown announced on Monday.

Former Laval mayor Gilles Vaillancourt, who was among the 37 arrested, plead guilty to fraud, breach of trust and conspiracy charges and was sentenced in December to six years in prison.

The 37 people were arrested in 2013 by Quebec’s anti-corruption squad, UPAC. The police investigation, dubbed Projet Honorer, probed a system of collusion in municipal contracts between 1996 and 2010.

Read more at Montreal Gazette

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.