Acquittals in Faubourg-Contrecoeur case don’t mean corruption inquiry was pointless: law prof

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The acquittal of Frank Zampino and five of his co-accused in the Faubourg-Contrecoeur case wasn’t the result Université de Montréal Prof. Martine Valois was hoping for.

The law professor, who monitors what’s happening to the recommendations from the Charbonneau commission into corruption in the construction industry, said just the same, she’s reassured by the ruling.

Valois cautions observers not to conflate the two-year-long criminal trial with the corruption inquiry.

“These are two completely different things,” she said. ” We can’t even compare them.”

This content has been updated on September 7, 2018 at 11 h 28 min.