Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum arrested at his home

(Graham Hughes, The Canadian Press)

MONTREAL – A spokeswoman for Quebec’s anti-corruption unit says Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum has been arrested.

Anne-Frederick Laurence says Applebaum was arrested at his home this morning but gave no other details.

A news conference is scheduled for 10 a.m. ET today.

Anti-corruption officials raided Montreal’s city hall last February. They also targeted offices in various boroughs, including the one Applebaum represented for many years.

Applebaum is just the latest Quebec mayor to be arrested by the anti-corruption unit.

Gilles Vaillancourt, the former longtime mayor of Laval, was arrested in a sweep last month and charged with fraud and gangsterism.

Applebaum was elected by Montreal’s city council to serve as mayor after Gerald Tremblay stepped down last fall amid corruption allegations.

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