Applebaum was arrested at his home Monday morning and was charged with
14 offences including breach of trust, fraud, municipal corruption,
conspiracy and receiving secret commissions, according to the head of
the anti-corruption team.
Disappointed at Montreal mayor
Westmount Mayor Peter Trent reacts to the arrest of Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum
Montreal mayor arrested
Michael Applebaum faces 14 criminal charges, including fraud against the government, breach of trust, conspiracy and municipal corruption
Montreal's mayor held over corruption probe
The mayor of Montreal, Michael Applebaum, has been arrested on fraud charges linked to real estate deals worth tens of thousands of euros. It is the latest in a series of scandals involving Canadian local politics and comes months after his predecessor Gerald Tremblay quit over corruption accusations. َApplebaum is Montreal’s first Anglophone mayor in a century and pledged to stamp out fraud when he took office last November. He faces charges relating to acts he is said to have committed as leader of Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce borough between 2006-11.