Supreme Courtroom refuses to listen to attraction of Châteauguay corruption conviction


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The Supreme Courtroom of Canada has refused to listen to an attraction of a case that noticed a Châteauguay businessman discovered responsible of corruption for acts dedicated within the autumn of 2013.

Michel Bergevin was discovered responsible of getting “given, provided to present, agreed to present or agreed to supply” a sum of cash to then Châteauguay mayor Nathalie Simon.

As is common, the excessive court docket didn’t present causes for its determination.

Bergevin was convicted in Quebec Courtroom in November 2017 and the Quebec Courtroom of Enchantment final Could refused to listen to his subsequent attraction.

In line with court docket paperwork, former Châteauguay metropolis councillor René Lafrance, now deceased, approached Simon and provided to illegally finance her election marketing campaign. In change, he wished to be named town’s director of improvement.

Simon instantly reported Lafrance to UPAC, the province’s anti-corruption unit, which then opened an investigation. Simon was re-elected however talked about to Lafrance she had run up a debt in the course of the marketing campaign. Lafrance then repeated his supply of economic help, suggesting there have been individuals able to contribute.