Ex-Montreal mayor Michael Applebaum granted parole

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Former Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum was granted parole on Tuesday after serving one-sixth of his one-year sentence on corruption-related charges.

Applebaum’s parole conditions include performing community service, demonstrating that he’s looking for work, and reporting to the police every two weeks.

The 54-year-old was sentenced to one year in jail followed by two years’ probation after being charged with eight counts, including fraud against the government, conspiracy to commit fraud, breach of trust and conspiracy to commit breach of trust.

He was convicted of pocketing approximately $37,000 in kickbacks linked to two development projects in Montreal.

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This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.