Accurso trial at risk due to COVID-19

The scale of the pandemic in Quebec could jeopardize the trial of ousted entrepreneur Tony Accurso, which had just started in Montreal.

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“We can’t be more than 10 for a funeral, it becomes difficult to justify being 20 people [avec les avocats, les accusés et le personnel de la cour] in the courtroom for three months. The situation here is obviously dangerous, ”Me Marc Labelle, from the defense.

Decision Friday

The lawyer, along with those of the four co-defendants, said he wanted to wait for the government decree on Friday before deciding whether he will formally request a postponement of the trial.

Accurso, 69, is accused of conspiring, among other things, with a Canada Revenue Agency official to save two of his businesses $ 3 million in taxes.

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