UPAC is accusing Frank Zampino and seven other men of defrauding the city of Montreal by rigging multiple city contracts between 2001 and 2009.
The province’s anti-corruption unit arrested Zampino, Bernard Trepanier, Normand Brousseau, Robert Marcil, Dany Moreau, Kazimierz Olechnowicz, and Yves Theberge early Tuesday morning. Police are still searching for Bernard Poulin, a construction company executive.
All eight men will be charged with fraud, conspiracy and corruption. Zampino, Trepanier and Marcil will also be charged with breach of trust.
The investigation began in 2014 and led the force to look into 30 contracts worth more than $160 million over an eight-year period. UPAC investigated contracts primarily involving engineering and consulting.
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