Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ex-Montreal Mayor Applebaum Fails in Bid to Have Fraud Proceedings Dropped

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ex-Montreal Mayor Applebaum Fails in Bid to Have Fraud Proceedings Dropped

Article excerpt

Michael Applebaum fraud trial to go ahead

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MONTREAL - Former Montreal mayor Michael Applebaum has failed in his bid to have his fraud case dropped, meaning his trial will begin as scheduled this fall.

Applebaum was arrested in June 2013 on various fraud-related charges linked to alleged real-estate bribery when he was mayor of the borough of Cote-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grace.

He was mayor of Montreal between November 2012 and June 2013.

Applebaum was arguing the prosecution committed an error by not relaying notes from conversations between police officers and a key Crown witness.

The Crown replied the notes in question didn't exist because the police stopped taking them when the investigation ended and that the conversations did not deal with the facts of the case. …

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