Real estate manager Stein called to testify in corruption trial of ex-mayor Applebaum

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A Quebec court is hearing more about the “Projet Troie” real estate project and the $35,000 that Michael Applebaum’s former right-hand says he asked for to ensure its approval. Real estate manager Robert Stein was called to testify as the Crown’s witness. Tuesday morning he called himself “a sucker” and said he was bullied by people in places of power (read more about day 7 of the trial at CBC News).

Côte-des-Neiges real estate development

His testimony is expected to provide more details about a planned Côte-des-Neiges real estate development, which the court first heard about last week, from Hugo Tremblay. Tremblay was Applebaum’s right-hand man at the borough of Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce between 2006 and 2012. Applebaum is on trial at the Montreal courthouse for conspiracy, breach of trust and two forms of corruption: municipal corruption and fraud on the government.

Read more about the trial at CBC News.

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.