Timmins, Ont., city councillor accused of corruption faces new charge
The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, October 12, 2017 6:40PM EDT
TIMMINS, Ont. - A Timmins, Ont., city councillor accused of corruption charge is now facing an additional charge.
It is alleged a man approached a business in Timmins on Aug. 25 and solicited a sales transaction that would benefit him personally in exchange for his assistance as a member of council.
Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., police were called in to investigate the incident.
Last month, Sault Ste. Marie police arrested 54-year-old Richard Dubeau of Timmins and charged him with one count of corruption of a municipal official.
Timmins police said Thursday a review of the incident has resulted in Dubeau being charged with breach of trust by a public officer.
Dubeau is to appear in court in Timmins on Nov. 7.