Michael Applebaum

Now on Parole, Does Michael Applebaum Deserve a Second Chance?

Earlier this week, former Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum was granted parole, only two months after he began serving a one-year jail sentence for eight corruption-related offences, including fraud and breach of trust. But now that he’s out of jail, the question is whether or not anyone in the Jewish community will reach out to him? Although Applebaum was …

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The Rise and Fall of Montreal’s First Jewish Mayor

Has Michael Applebaum already suffered enough? The former Montreal mayor now faces a prison sentence after being found guilty in Quebec Court last month  of eight corruption-related charges. It was alleged, and clearly support by the judge, that Applebaum extorted some  $60,000 from developers seeking contracts between 2006 and 2012 while he was mayor of …

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Will Montreal’s First Jewish Mayor be Declared Innocent of Bribery Charges?

It was one of the most extraordinary falls from grace by a prominent figure in Montreal Jewish community history. Seven months after being elected as the city’s first Jewish mayor, albeit on an interim basis, Michael Applebaum was paraded down the front steps of his home in handcuffs by the province’s anti-corruption police, UPAC, and …

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