The trial of five people and two companies accused of fraud, fraud against the government and conspiracy in Mascouche will go ahead despite the lengthy delays in the legal process so far. A Quebec Court judge turned down a request Tuesday by the accused to use a recent Supreme Court decision as grounds to have the case thrown out.
Supreme Court decision to have cases thrown out
Mascouche’s former director general, Luc Tremblay, along with local businesspeople Normand Trudel, André de Maisonneuve, Rosaire Fontaine and Sylvie Chassé were charged in 2012 following an investigation by Quebec’s anti-corruption task force, known as UPAC. Also charged were BPR Triax, an engineering firm, and Transport Excavation Mascouche, a construction company.
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