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A Quebec Court judge has found former Montreal mayor Michael Applebaum guilty of eight corruption-related charges, in a case that centred around accepting cash in return for favours for local real-estate developers and engineering firms.

Quebec Court Judge Louise Provost said she was convinced beyond all reasonable doubt that Applebaum had committed most of the crimes of which he was accused.

The judge's decision punctuates a troubled chapter in Montreal's history, filled with tales of collusion and kickbacks for contracts.

Applebaum rose to power in 2013 on a promise to clean up Montreal City Hall. Only seven months later, he was arrested on charges dating back to his time as borough mayor of Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce...

Ex-Montreal mayor Michael Applebaum found guilty of corruption - Montreal - CBC News

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