Fraud at the Romaine construction site, two people pay the bill

Fraud at the Romaine construction site, two people pay the bill

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Sign at the entrance to the Romaine 4 construction site.

Two people pleaded guilty to charges “use, possession or trafficking of a forged documentTo Hydro-Québec, at the Longueuil courthouse. The facts occurred during work carried out at the Romaine hydroelectric complex between 2014 and 2017.

Josée Beaulieu will have to pay compensation of $ 15,714 to Hydro-Québec and make ten donations of $ 2,000 to organizations in Forestville, Sept-Îles and Minganie within six months.

Alain Tremblay must pay compensation of $ 45,000 to Hydro-Québec.

The events occurred between March 10, 2014 and January 24, 2017.

Without commenting on the merits, the spokesperson for Hydro-Québec, Francis Labbé, congratulates the Hydro-Québec teams, while the fraudulent scheme was exposed during an internal investigation by the Crown corporation launched in 2017.

All of these charges in this case are the result of an internal investigation. Our corporate security services were particularly vigilant, they noticed an anomaly, they carried out an investigation and it was Hydro-Québec who directly filed the investigation file with the director of criminal and penal prosecutions“, He explains.

We were unable to obtain information about the other three accused in the case.


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