Wife of exLaval mayor to be reimbursed after corruption probe

    The wife of former Laval mayor Gilles Vaillancourt will be handed a cheque worth nearly $50,000 soon because the Crown was unable to prove some of the cash seized during a corruption investigation does not belong to her. 

    Superior Court Justice James Brunton was asked to sign a court order at the Laval courthouse on Monday that will allow the Sûreté du Québec return a total of $49,000 to Vaillancourt’s wife, Francine Dupuis, and another $5,000 to the former mayor, who is incarcerated following his guilty plea to corruption-related charges late last year. 

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