Frank Zampino, the former second-in-command at Montreal City Hall, testified in his own defence Wednesday at his fraud, conspiracy, and breach of trust trial in connection to the Faulbourg-Contrecoeur land deal.
Zampino maintained throughout his testimony that he did not use his influence to help the company Construction Frank Catania gain a more favourable deal in purchasing land from the city.
“Never did I intervene with anyone at the City of Montreal to determine how this would be done,” Zampino testified.
Zampino was chairman of Montreal’s executive committee under former mayor Gerald Tremblay from 2002 to 2008.
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