Michael Applebaum won't contest his jail sentence

Former Montreal mayor Michael Applebaum will not contest his 12-month jail sentence for corruption and fraud, according a report this morning from Radio-Canada.

Applebaum received his sentence on March 30 on eight of 14 charges, for what the judge referred to as "highly reprehensible" actions.

Applebaum was convicted of pocketing $37,000 in kickbacks in exchange for favors for real estate developers during the time he served as mayor of the Cote des Neiges-NDG borough.

Applebaum, who left the borough's mayor job in 2012 to become interim mayor of Montreal following Gerald Tremblay's resignation, had been hoping to serve that time on weekends — which was turned down by the judge.