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The Montreal Sopranos

Posted: Mar. 4th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse

During a city hall meeting in Montreal, the participants were asked to exit the building as a loud alarm rang. As people left the building the Anti corruption unit entered for an unexpected raid in search for papers confirming allegations of fraud among other serious crimes. 

MONTREAL — “We ask everyone to kindly leave,” said the voice over the loudspeaker in Montreal’s City Hall on Tuesday. Minutes earlier, a fire alarm had gone off — even though there was no fire.

As politicians and city officials filed outside into a gathering snowstorm, dozens of cops from Quebec’s Permanent Anti-Corruption Unit moved in for an unprecedented raid, searching for documents to prove allegations of fraud, misrepresentation and abuse of trust.

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