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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Former Quebec deputy premier Nathalie Normandeau arrested in anti-corruption sweep
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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