Fraud case against ex-interim mayor Applebaum put off

MONTREAL – A fraud case against Montreal’s former interim mayor has been put off until late January.

The Crown says it has more evidence to disclose in a case against various people, including ex-mayor Michael Applebaum and one-time Tory operative Saulie Zajdel.

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The accused were not in court today and were presented by lawyers.

Applebaum faces 14 charges, including fraud, conspiracy, breach of trust, and corruption in municipal affairs.

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Montreal’s first anglophone mayor in 100 years was forced to step down in June following his arrest.

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Lawyers agreed to return to court on Jan. 29.

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