Son of Montreal mayor facing fraud, obstruction charges

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The 21-year-old son of Montreal mayor Denis Coderre is facing fraud and obstruction of justice charges stemming from an alleged cyberdependence issue.

Alexandre Coderre is facing five charges according to a document filed at the Montreal courthouse. Coderre has been charged with two counts of fraud and one each of credit card fraud, making a false statement to police, and obstruction of justice for allegedly erasing data from his phone last year.

In a statement made to Montreal La Presse, Denis Coderre’s press attache said cyberdependence is at the root of the alleged acts and that the mayor himself alerted the police to his son’s actions.

“Cyberdependence” or “cyberaddiction” are terms most often used to define problematic video game or Internet usage resulting in addiction and compulsive behaviours.

Read more at Metro News

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.