July 4, 2022

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Tony Acurzo’s final appeal is pending

Within six hours of a judge releasing him pending a Supreme Court ruling in his case, businessman Tony Accurzo was released from St-Anne-des-Plains prison on Tuesday.

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Antonio “Tony” Acurzo was wearing his blue prisoner’s shirt when a relative came to pick him up at the prison gate, around 3 pm, in a gleaming Audi.

So the 70-year-old would not have been in jail for long. He had to surrender to authorities a week ago after being dismissed by the Quebec Court of Appeal.

Tony Acurzo tried to hide with a man who came to pick him up when he saw our photographer in St-Anne-des-Plains prison on Tuesday afternoon.

Photo by Martin Allari

Tony Acurzo tried to hide with a man who came to pick him up when he saw our photographer in St-Anne-des-Plains prison on Tuesday afternoon.

The provincial Supreme Court upheld his convictions in June 2018 and up to four years in prison.

He was arrested in May 2013, between 1996 and 2010, during the reign of former mayor Gilles Wylancourt, following the discovery of a collaborative and corrupt system of awarding public contracts by the city of Laval.

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Last chance

This time Agrosso is seeking a last-ditch effort to challenge the verdict before the Supreme Court and be acquitted. The Septuagint was released on Tuesday morning while waiting for the country’s Supreme Court to decide the fate that Judge Manon Soward gave him.

The fallen businessman submitted all the reasons for appeal to the Supreme Court. One decision was “surprising,” the magistrate noted.

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“In my opinion, such an approach, too comprehensive, undermines the seriousness of the appeal proposed in the Supreme Court. But after saying that, the reasons for the appeal seem reasonable to me,” he added.

Judge Schwartz made it clear that he had no reason to believe that Acurzo would not respect his release conditions.

“He is now 70 years old, still has the same residence and was consistently independent in his duties despite all the legal action initiated in 2013,” he wrote.

Mr.  A few seconds before to see the representative of the Acurzo Journal.

Photo by Martin Allari

Mr. A few seconds before to see the representative of the Acurzo Journal.

Acrosso must respect a number of conditions, including not being in contact with nearly fifty people, the majority of whom are witnesses and associates in his trial.

Laval’s former mayor Gilles Wylancourt tops the list.

Did not succeed

This is a far cry from Agroso’s preliminary decision in the Supreme Court, as his appeal must first be allowed to be appealed.

The country’s Supreme Court accepts 80 out of 600 received each year, can we read on its site? Cases to be investigated must contain new questions of national interest or law.

Legal History Some important dates

May 9, 2013

Acurzo was arrested and later charged with his involvement in the Laval scandal and corruption, which will eventually be described in court as one of the worst examples of municipal corruption in Canada.

November 17, 2017

The first jury hearing is canceled after a jury judge was told he may have been tainted by comments made by his uncle in the case.

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February 6, 2018

Accurso was acquitted of aiding Mascouche’s former mayor Richard Marcotte’s breach of trust.

July 5, 2018

He was sentenced to four years in prison after being convicted of corruption, treason, fraud and conspiracy following a second jury trial. A few days later, the businessman was acquitted following a lawsuit filed in the Court of Appeals.

May 26, 2022

The provincial Supreme Court dismisses appeals against judgments and sentences. Acurzo must surrender himself before June 1. The day before his imprisonment, he filed a notice seeking permission to appeal to the Supreme Court.

June 7, 2022

He was released from prison in less than a week while the Supreme Court of the land handled his case.

Portrait Of the entrepreneur

  • Born in Montreal.
  • He turned the family business into an empire.
  • His companies Simard-Beaudry and Louisbourg were found guilty of tax evasion for $ 4 million in 2010, according to a Revenue Canada investigation.
  • He was arrested by the Permanent Anti-Corruption Unit in 2012 (Moscow) and in 2013 (Laval).

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