Quebec’s anti-corruption unit carried out a series of raids and arrested high-profile construction magnate Antonio Accurso in an early-morning police operation north of Montreal on Tuesday. It’s being billed as the first major sweep by the year-old corruption-fighting squad known under its acronym UPAC. Provincial police made 14 arrests while a 15th suspect, the mayor of the city of Mascouche, is expected to return from Cuba to face charges including fraud and municipal corruption. In all, police have filed 47 charges ranging from fraud and breach of trust to conspiracy and corruption.
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