WATCH ABOVE: A preliminary hearing was underway Monday for former interim Montreal mayor Michael Applebaum, who is facing corruption-related charges. Tim Sargeant has more.
MONTREAL — A preliminary hearing is underway for former interim Montreal mayor Michael Applebaum, who is facing corruption-related charges.
Applebaum was in court Monday hearing the Crown’s evidence against him.
He was arrested and charged in June 2013 with 14 counts including fraud, corruption, conspiracy and breach of trust.
He has maintained his innocence and vowed to fight the charges.
The accusations relate to his time as borough mayor of Notre-Dame-de-Grace/Cote-des-Neiges, the city’s most populous district.
Applebaum served as interim Montreal mayor from 2012 to 2013 after Gerald Tremblay stepped down.