The Canadian Press

2012-04-17 | Construction Arrests

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The anti-corruption unit of the Quebec provincial police arrested 14 people in a series of raids April 17th. 120 officers were involved in the raids, and one of the 14 arrested was Tony Accurso, a prominent construction magnate. Accurso was charged with fraud, conspiracy, influence-peddling, breach of trust and two counts of defrauding the government. Provincial police spokesman Guy Lapointe said the arrests came after an investigation that began in October of 2010. (Premier Jean Charest called an inquiry into widespread allegations of corruption involving the construction industry in Quebec and its relationship with political parties and the awarding of public contracts. The Charbonneau commission began hearing witnesses in the fall.)

Date: 2012-04-17
Placeline: MONTREAL, Quebec.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 22 seconds

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