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Former Montreal mayor Michael Applebaum granted parole after two months

In this November 2016 file photo, Michael Applebaum is seen arriving at a Montreal courthouse. The former Montreal mayor was released from prison after serving one-sixth of his sentence. Tuesday, June 6, 2017.
In this November 2016 file photo, Michael Applebaum is seen arriving at a Montreal courthouse. The former Montreal mayor was released from prison after serving one-sixth of his sentence. Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press

Former Montreal mayor Michael Applebaum has been granted parole after serving one-sixth of his one-year sentence on corruption-related charges.

The provincial parole board has attached several conditions to his release following a hearing today.

Applebaum was sentenced to one year in jail followed by two years’ probation at the end of March after being previously found guilty on eight charges.

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He was convicted of pocketing about $37,000 in kickbacks linked to two development projects in the neighbourhood where he was mayor of the city’s largest borough.

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Applebaum did not testify at his trial or sentencing hearing, but told the judge after sentencing he would respect her ruling and strive to be a model inmate.

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Applebaum served as interim Montreal mayor between November 2012 and June 2013, when he was arrested by the province’s anti-corruption unit.

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