The death of an engineer accused of corruption

Décès d’un ingénieur accusé de corruption

Jean-Louis Fortin

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Arrested a month ago for his participation alleged in a scheme of corruption in the City of Terrebonne, the ex-engineer Jean Leroux died of a cancer dazzling Monday morning, learned The Newspaper.

Last march 15, the Unité permanente anticorruption (UPAC) has been the arrest, as well as those of the ex-mayor of Terrebonne’s Jean-Marc Robitaille and his ex-chief of staff Daniel Bélec, the former director-general of the City of Luc Papillon and the entrepreneur Normand Trudel.

Abuse of trust

The five men have been accused of corruption and abuse of trust.

According to this it has been possible to learn, Jean Leroux was swept away by a cancer storm in the night from Sunday to Monday. He was surrounded by his loved ones and his children at the Centre hospitalier de l’université de Montréal (CHUM). A family member confirmed his death to the Journal.

As shown in the survey of the UPAC, firms related to Jean Leroux could have gotten for 15 595 194,65$ of contracts with the city of Terrebonne between 2002 and 2013.

A witness, whose identity is currently protected, has stated to the investigators of the UPAC that the firm of Leroux’s ” won all the works […] in the sectors Laplaine and Lachenaie “. Another witness, also protected, has been described as ” very close to the elected representatives of Terrebonne “.


The investigators of the UPAC have also discovered that Jean Leroux would have traveled repeatedly to Las Vegas in company of the ex-mayor Robitaille and the former DG Butterfly. Travel would have taken place in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2012, according to the evidence collected.

The investigation of the UPAC also shows that Jean Leroux would have participated in the financing of election campaigns Robitaille in 2005, 2009 and 2013, with the collaboration of Daniel Bélec.

Jean Leroux had also been arrested in 2012 in the framework of the project Gravel UPAC, which aimed to dismantle schemes of corruption in Mascouche, the nearby town of Terrebonne. The charges against him in this folder have been withdrawn in August 2015.