Fraud trial begins for one of MUHC co-accused

A fraud trial is set to begin in Montreal on Monday for one of the five people accused in an alleged fraud case involving former SNC-Lavalin executives in the awarding of the contract for the McGill University Health Centre's $1.3 billion superhospital.

Lawyer Yohann Elbaz is among five people charged in the alleged $22 million fraud case.

The others include three former executives with the SNC-Lavalin engineering and consulting giant, and Elbaz's brother, who was a former MUHC executive.

The trial of Yanai Elbaz and two former SNC-Lavalin executives is set to start on Jan. 8, 2019, and is expected to last eight months.

Yohann Elbaz's trial is expected to continue through Dec. 21.

CJAD 800's Richard Deschamps contributed to this report.