Former deputy premier Nathalie Normandeau’s fraud case delayed

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QUEBEC CITY – The fraud case against former Quebec deputy premier Nathalie Normandeau and six others has been put off until July.

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    Crown prosecutors and lawyers for the seven accused agreed Wednesday in a Quebec City courtroom to delay proceedings so the defence could study the evidence.

    Authorities claim the accused were part of a scheme that included exchanging political financing and gifts for lucrative government contracts.

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    Charges include corruption, fraud toward the government, conspiracy, breach of trust and using forged documents.

    The alleged crimes happened between 2000 and 2012.

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    Also facing charges are:

    Marc-Yvan Côté, former Quebec Liberal cabinet ministerBruno Lortie, Normandeau’s former chief of staffMario Martel and France Michaud, two former executives with engineering firm RocheErnest Murray, former political aide to ex-Parti Québécois (PQ) leader Pauline MaroisFrancois Roussy, former mayor of Gaspé

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