Canada Ex-Quebec construction boss to be sentenced

14:31  05 july  2018
14:31  05 july  2018 Source:

Antonio Accurso should be imprisoned, Crown argues at sentencing hearing

  Antonio Accurso should be imprisoned, Crown argues at sentencing hearing Antonio Accurso should be imprisoned, Crown argues at sentencing hearingThe Crown is asking that Antonio Accurso serve a prison term following the construction magnate’s conviction this week on corruption-related charges.

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LAVAL, Que. - Former Quebec construction mogul Tony Accurso is to be sentenced today following his conviction on fraud and corruption charges.

A jury recently found Accurso guilty on all five charges he was facing stemming from a municipal corruption scheme in the Montreal-area community of Laval.

The Crown wants Accurso to receive a five-year prison term and have to pay $1.6 million in restitution.

Accurso's lawyer told the court his client should serve a suspended sentence in the community.

He also cast doubt on Accurso's ability to pay such a sum given several outstanding civil cases.

Accurso was found guilty of conspiracy to commit corruption in municipal affairs; conspiracy to commit fraud; fraud of more than $5,000; corruption of municipal officials; and breach of trust.

The scheme was orchestrated by former Laval mayor Gilles Vaillancourt and the charges involved a kickback scheme between 1996 and 2010 where companies paid off city officials in exchange for public contracts.

Vaillancourt pleaded guilty to fraud-related charges and was sentenced to six years in prison.

Tony Accurso granted bail pending appeals .
Tony Accurso granted bail pending appealsTony Accurso was sentenced to four years in prison earlier this month after a jury convicted him on fraud-related charges in connection with a vast kickback system involving the ex-mayor of Laval, located just north of Montreal.

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