Residents of the Montreal borough of Notre Dame de Grace have been waiting for the trial of former borough mayor, Michael Applebaum. Applebaum called the citizens of NDG, "a mere splinter group" when they came before him time after time questioning his activities as a real estate agent for Royal Lepage while he was also head of the borough's zoning committee. He threatened - in public - to sue those who dared to question his activities.
Applebaum was also held responsible for shutting down the Fraser-Hickson Library in NDG,, an important resource for the people of the community for decades, in order to put the taxpayers' money into an ostentatious sports complex. At the time, there were petitions with hundreds of signatures pleading with Applebaum to spare the library, but he scoffed at the appeals.
Member of The NDG Splinters.
Ex- Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum will go to trial in June, 2015
Ex- Montreal Mayor, Michael Applebaum and two co-accused, ex-city councillor Saulie Zajdel and ex-permits director for Côte-des-Neiges-NDG Jean-Yves Bisson, face charges of fraud, corruption and breach of trust, among others, in connection to land deals in the borough where Applebaum used to be the mayor.
Ex-Montreal mayor Michael Applebaum, who faces fraud and corruption charges, will have his preliminary hearing in June, 2015.
Applebaum faces 14 charges including fraud, breach of trust, conspiracy and corruption in municipal affairs in connection with two real estate projects in Côte-des-Neiges/NDG where he was borough mayor.