Son of Mon­treal mayor fac­ing fraud, ob­struc­tion

Cape Breton Post - - Canada -

MON­TREAL — The adult son of Mon­treal Mayor De­nis Coderre is fac­ing fraud and ob­struc­tion of jus­tice charges stem­ming from an al­leged cy­berde­pen­dence is­sue. Alexan­dre Coderre faces five charges ac­cord­ing to a doc­u­ment filed at the Mon­treal court­house, with the crimes al­leged to have oc­curred be­tween Jan­uary 2015 and Jan­uary 2016.

The 21-year-old has been charged with two counts of fraud and one each of cred­it­card fraud, mak­ing a false state­ment to police, and ob­struc­tion of jus­tice for al­legedly eras­ing data from his phone late last year.

In a state­ment to Mon­treal La Presse, De­nis Coderre’s press at­tache said cy­ber-de­pen­dence is at the root of the al­leged acts and that the mayor him­self alerted police. Coderre also told the news­pa­per he doesn’t in­tend to com­ment fur­ther and will fo­cus on tak­ing care of his son.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion was con­ducted by Que­bec pro­vin­cial police.

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