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Former SQ officers ask for stay in criminal charges

The former head of the Sûreté du Québec and two of his former officers appeared before a judge on Friday asking to stay criminal charges dating back three years.

In October 2012, Richard Deschênes, now 57, resigned as director-general of the SQ when questions were raised about a secret fund for expenses connected with informants in organized crime investigations.

In January 2014, he and Steve Chabot, 58, a former SQ deputy director, and Alfred Tremblay, 64, a former chief inspector, were charged with breach of trust, theft and fraud. The charges relate to payments made through the fund.

Read more at Montreal Gazette

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.