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Montreal to file lawsuit against contractor Tony Accurso, former business leaders

uebec’s highest court has upheld a sentence delivered to ex-construction magnate Tony Accurso, who is to report to prison before June 1.File photo. Ryan Remiorz / The Canadian Press

According to a City of Montreal spokesperson, the city is preparing to file a $42 million lawsuit against contractor Tony Accurso and three of his business directors.

The lawsuit seeks the recovery of funds, accusing the businesses of collusion for their involvement in a construction contract scandal.

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Accurso’s companies Simard-Beaudry and Louisbourg were responsible for numerous contracts around the city through the early 2000s.

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The city claims the companies cheated rules in a competitive bidding war as part of submissions filed for municipal contracts.

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As the companies involved are no longer active, the lawsuit will seek recovery from their former directors.

READ MORE: Tony Accurso granted bail while he appeals fraud conviction, sentence

Tony Accurso was sentenced to four years in prison after being found guilty in June of participating in a Laval collusion scandal.

Accurso was granted bail when he motioned for an appeal a week after he was sentenced.

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