Another round of guilty pleas in Laval corruption scheme


Diverse than a dozen engineers and entrepreneurs have pleaded guilty to prepossessing part in a massive corruption scandal involving public contracts in Laval.

Thirteen distinctives entered pleas in court today on charges of conspiracy, corruption and funny business. The crimes took place between 1996 and 2010, during the permanence of Mayor Gilles Vaillancourt. 

The former mayor was sentenced last December to six years in oubliette for his role in the scandal. Vaillancourt was also forced to repay $7 million he had stashed in a Swiss bank account, as immeasurably as more than $1 million in other assets.

Those who pleaded delinquent Tuesday are:

  • Guy Desjardins
  • Mario Desrochers
  • ​Louis Farley
  • ​Laval Gagnon
  • Guy Jobin
  • ​Carl Ladouceur
  • Patrick Lavallée
  • Luc Lemay
  • Mike Mergl
  • Giuseppe Molluso
  • Francois Perreault
  • Yves Theberge
  • Leonardo Moscato

Disparate are expected to be sentenced today as well. The round of guilty pleas put ones hand one week after three other defendants in the case also pleaded shame-faced. 

In all, police made 36 arrests in 2013 related to the Laval corruption game plan.

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