The beginning of jury selection in the trial of Tony Accurso

News 9 January, 2018

    Yves Poirier

    Tuesday, January 9, 2018 05:41

    Tuesday, January 9, 2018 05:41

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    JOLIETTE | The long legal process surrounding the one of the first strikes of the UPAC, carried out in Mascouche in April 2012, having shaken up the political scene municipal quebec, between this week in a final step.

    It is indeed this Tuesday at the courthouse in Joliette that begins the process of jury selection for the trial of Tony Accurso who is the last to be considered in connection with this investigation.

    He had been arrested and accused of fraud against the City and a conspiracy to commit an act of corruption, municipal. 13 other individuals and two businesses were also charged, including former mayor Richard Marcotte, who is deceased.

    Me Pascal Grimard, an attorney for criminal and penal prosecutions, the Office of the major crime and special affairs, confirmed to TVA News that the jury selection will take place from 9 to 11 January and the beginning of the proof would begin on January 15.

    Remember that Tony Accurso has failed, in November last, in its application to obtain the stay of proceedings, which relied on the unreasonable delay of the judicial system by virtue of the judgment Jordan of the supreme Court.

    Judge Daniel Payette of the superior Court, had concluded, inter alia, that the defense itself had contributed to a good part of the delays that cripple the cause.