Mayor Michael Applebaum Montreal’s interim mayor faces fraud charges

Montreal mayor arrested MONTREAL – The Montreal replacement mayor who recently took office amid a corruption scandal, and who promised to restore public trust, has now been arrested in a bribery case. Mayor Michael Applebaum was picked up at his home Monday by Quebec’s anti-corruption unit as part of a broader investigation into construction deals involving Mafia-linked figures and a public official who recently committed suicide. Follow live updates on his arrest here There were widespread calls for Applebaum’s resignation as he was slapped with 14 charges including fraud, conspiracy, breach of trust, and corruption in municipal affairs. Just seven months ago he ascended to his role with a promise to lead Montreal out of its era of sleaze. http://globalnews.ca/news/647472/montreal-mayor-arrested-by-quebec-corruption-police/Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum outside police headquarters in Montreal, Monday, June 17, 2013.
Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum outside police headquarters in Montreal, Monday, June 17, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan

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