September 4, 2014 4:56 pm
Updated: September 4, 2014 5:09 pm

Why is Mick Jagger trending in Montreal?

No stranger to yachts, Mick Jagger is pictured here with fashion designer L'Wren Scott board a private yacht on August 13, 2009 in Tuscany, Italy.

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MONTREAL — What do Brit rock’n’roller Mick Jagger and a former construction magnate accused of corruption, fraud and income tax evasion have in common?

A luxury yacht called the Touch.

A photo of Tony Accurso’s yacht when advertised for sale with Fraser Yachts in 2010.

Infamous in Quebec, the Touch featured in Tony Accurso’s tax-evasion case in 2010, which hinged on the construction magnate’s yacht.

The former construction boss has been testifying at the Charbonneau Commission.

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Although there were no major revelations on Thursday during Accurso’s third day on the stand at Quebec’s public inquiry into corruption in the province’s construction industry, Accurso did share one interesting tidbit.

In an aside, he divulged that Jagger once vacationed on his yacht as an invited guest, causing a storm of reaction on social media.

Accurso’s name drop was not relevant to the testimony, which centred on trying to prove that his business profited from his connections.

He was answering questions as to who exactly may have spent time on his yacht. While Accurso could not confirm whether provincial ministers, MNAs or federal MPs partied on the Touch, he mentioned that Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger had.

Global News has contacted Mick Jagger’s agent for comment, but has not yet received a response.


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