Judge rejects Michael Applebaum’s request to have corruption charges dropped

MONTREAL – A judge has rejected former Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum‘s request to have all the charges against him thrown out.

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He had argued that there’s been an unreasonable delay in his trial, which was set to start in September 2017.

Applebaum faces 14 charges, including fraud, breach of trust and conspiracy in relation to related to several alleged questionable real estate projects between 2006 and 2011, while he was mayor of Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce.

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He was arrested by Quebec’s anti-corruption unit, UPAC, at his home on June 17, 2013.

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Applebaum resigned as mayor of Montreal the next day, but maintained the allegations against him were unfounded.

Judge Robert Marchi announced the trial will now start Nov. 14, 2016.

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