Four people have become the first to admit responsibility and plead guilty to charges related to a wide-ranging corruption scheme in Mascouche, just north of Montreal. They were part of a group of 17 people arrested by the province’s anti-corrruption unit, UPAC, in 2012.
Political funding to benefit the city’s former mayor
Construction entrepreneur Normand Trudel, the former director general of the City of Mascouche, Luc Tremblay, and retired engineers Rosaire Fontaine and André de Maisonneuve pleaded guilty Friday in a Joliette courthouse to several charges, including fraud and conspiracy. They admitted Friday to participating in a scheme in which lucrative municipal contracts were awarded in exchange for political funding to benefit the city’s former mayor, Richard Marcotte.
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