City set to go after Applebaum, Zajdel, Bisson

City of Montreal lawyers are apparently working on recovering more than $100,000 from three city officials convicted of fraud-related charges.

The Journal de Montreal says they are looking at clawing back some of the $160,000 severance package given to Mayor Michael Applebaum when he resigned after being charged with fraud in 2013.

Two weeks ago Applebaum was found guilty on eight counts of fraud against the government, breach of trust, conspiracy and corruption in municipal affairs. 

Pre-sentence arguments are set for February 15 and Applebaum faces up to five years in prison.

The Journal de Montreal says the city is also looking at recovering money from former city councillor Saulie Zajdel and the former Côte-des-Neige-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Director of Permits Jean-Yves Bisson.

They were arrested along with Applebaum.

Bisson was convicted of accepting bribes in a real estate deal.

Zajdel was convicted of corruption and breach of trust.