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Competition Bureau lays bid-rigging charges in alleged scheme near Montreal

December 02, 2014 - 12:53 PM

OTTAWA - The federal Competition Bureau has laid further criminal charges in connection with an alleged infrastructure bid-rigging scheme south of Montreal.

In a statement today, it said it has charged Serge Fregeau and a company, B. Fregeau et Fils Inc., with two counts each of bid-rigging under the Competition Act

The charges are related to an alleged scheme to give preferential treatment to certain entrepreneurs bidding for two contracts totalling $2.5 million.

They were laid after a joint investigation between the bureau and Quebec provincial police.

The contracts were for the construction of a water retaining basin in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, about 40 kilometres south of Montreal.

This is the third set of criminal charges laid in the investigation.

In 2012 the bureau charged 11 people and nine companies with bid-rigging, while another individual and company were charged with the same offence last January.

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