Montreal bureaucrat arrested on perjury charge at public inquiry

Francois Theriault. (JEAN-LOUIS FORTIN/QMI Agency)

Francois Theriault. (JEAN-LOUIS FORTIN/QMI Agency)

Brian Daly, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:19 PM ET

MONTREAL — Quebec provincial police arrested a Montreal bureaucrat Thursday for allegedly lying to a public inquiry about bribes paid by contractors.

Construction-site supervisor Francois Theriault, on suspension since October, was picked up at his home in suburban Laval.

The 54-year-old faces charges including perjury and obstruction of justice related to testimony he gave on Nov. 15 at the Charbonneau commission.


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