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Timmins, Ont., city councillor accused of corruption faces new charge

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.


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