Michael Applebaum’s defence lawyer is arguing that the witnesses who testified against his client are not reliable, because they were only trying to protect themselves from being charged in an alleged corruption scheme. Read CBC’s report on day two here.
Protect from charges in corruption scheme
While delivering his closing arguments, defence lawyer Pierre Teasdale tried to cast doubt on the prosecution’s case, arguing its witnesses blamed the ex-Montreal mayor for asking for cash kickbacks because they believed it would “save their skin.”
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