Montreal City Hall and a number of borough offices were raided by Quebec's anti-corruption squad known as UPAC on Tuesday afternoon.
As explained by the Montreal Gazette, police swept the borough halls of Notre-Dame-de-Grace-Cote-des-Neiges, Saint-Leonard, Lachine, Saint-Laurent and others at approximately 4.20 p.m and ordered employees to vacate the building. The doors were subsequently locked and up to 25 individuals were questioned by police.
It was a coordinated sweep that began shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday said Anne-Frédérick Laurence, [said] a spokesperson for the Unité permanente anti-corruption (UPAC)
Laurence confirmed that UPAC is probing allegations of fraud, producing false documents and abuse of trust as part of an investigation that has been ongoing since 2010.
Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum addressed reporters at approximately 9:15 p.m. saying only that the raid included about 125 officers and that he spoke to police but was not, himself,Read More »from Quebec’s anti-corruption forces raid offices at Montreal’s City Hall