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Montreal mayor resigns amid fraud charges

Published:Wednesday | June 19, 2013 | 8:38 AM

Montreal's Mayor Michael Applebaum has resigned, a day after his arrest on 14 fraud charges.

As he stepped aside, Applebaum told reporters that the charges against him were unfounded.

He faces allegations of defrauding government, breach of trust and conspiracy, among others.

The city's first Anglophone mayor in 100 years replaced Gerard Tremblay, who quit in November amid allegations related to illegal donations.

Applebaum's arrest, is the latest in a string of scandals to hit Canadian local politics.


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