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.
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