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Quebec corruption probe into construction industry to resume

MONTREAL – A corruption probe in Quebec is scheduled to resume today after a three-month summer break.


 

MONTREAL – A corruption probe in Quebec is scheduled to resume today after a three-month summer break.

The Charbonneau commission is looking into criminal corruption in the construction industry and its ties to organized crime and political parties.

The public inquiry began hearing witnesses in early June for three weeks — but some of the most important testimony is expected this fall.

There are reports that the real-life “Donnie Brasco” could be one of the first witnesses to take the stand, something inquiry officials won’t confirm or deny.

Joseph Pistone is the man who decades ago infiltrated the New York Mafia in an operation immortalized in a 1997 Hollywood film.

The mandate of the inquiry, launched by outgoing premier Jean Charest after intense public pressure, is to examine the awarding of public contracts to the construction industry over the past 15 years.

 


 
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