Long-time former west-end city councillor Saulie Zajdel has been sentenced to 240 hours of community service and will donate $10,000 to charity after pleading guilty to charges of breach of trust and corruption.
Zajdel initially faced charges of bribery, breach of trust, fraud and corruption in connection with a real estate deal. Zajdel admitted to accepting a $10,000 bribe from a contractor who built a real-estate development on Cote St. Luc Rd. The prosecution claimed Zajdel fast-tracked a zoning change in exchange for the payoff.
Zajdel was arrested in June 2013 along with interim Mayor Michael Applebaum and Jean-Yves Bisson, who oversaw permits in the Cote des Neiges-NDG borough.
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