October 16, 2021

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UPAC arrests former head of social housing in Gaspai

UPAC arrests former head of social housing in Gaspai

A few years after the shortage of resources allocated to his organization, the Permanent Anti-Corruption Bureau (UPAC) arrested the former head of social housing in Gaspai and charged him with theft, fraud, breach of trust and production and use of false invoices.




By Vincent LauraBy Vincent Laura
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Police on Wednesday arrested Daniel Samuel, 69, of Gaspe. He was released on a promise to appear in court on March 8. Mr. Samuel headed the Office Municipal de Habitation de Gaspe until 2017.

The arrest warrant filed in Perkey’s court stated that the victims of the fraud in this case were the Society de Habitation du Quebec, a government agency, along with the organization he headed. The accused allegedly stole a lawn tractor, a mechanical broom and a brush cutter.

He is also accused of falsifying invoices submitted to the Society de Habitation du Quebec. Question amounts are not specified at this stage.

The UPAC said in a statement that the facts spread between 2008 and 2020. However, it should be noted that by 2017 Mr. Samuel will not be in office at the Municipal Housing Office.

Since the 1990s, Daniel Samuel Gaspelo has started public campaigns seeking more resources for social housing.

“Here in Gasp, there is a long-awaited list, but the situation is getting worse,” he declared daily. The sun In 1993.

In 2011, he explained on Radio-Canada, there was a shortage of 000 500,000 to complete a large affordable housing project.

Mr. Samuel did not arrive Thursday. The name of his lawyer has not yet been reported to the court office.

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