On September 14th, 2017 officers with the Investigation Services Division of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service arrested 54 year old Richard Dubeau of Timmins Ontario in relation to a corruption offence.
On September 7th, 2017 The Timmins Police Service requested the assistance of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service in conducting an investigation which involved criminal allegations against a member of the Timmins Municipal Council.
It is alleged that on August 25th, 2017 the accused approached a business in Timmins and solicited a sales transaction that would benefit him personally in exchange for his assistance as a member of the Municipal Council.
As a result of the investigation, the accused was arrested on September 14th, 2017 and charged with one count of corruption of a municipal official. He will appear in court on November 7th, 2017 in Timmins Ontario.