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Louise Léger-Villandré nailed by Revenue Quebec for $307K in unpaid taxes

04/03/2015 01:30 EDT | Updated 06/03/2015 05:59 EDT
Former Hudson director Louise Léger-Villandré has had a sizable amount of assets seized by Revenue Quebec after allegedly lying on her business's tax returns and then trying to sell off some of her belongings.

Revenue Quebec estimates that Léger-Villandré owes it more than $307,000, a conclusion reached after looking into her income tax returns between 2008 and 2012. 

She allegedly made false declarations on her returns for her snow-removal and excavation business, notably that it suffered major losses between those years. She also earned a salary as Hudson city manager during that period.

Léger-Villandré was city manager between 1997 and 2013.

Revenue Quebec says it moved in to seize Léger-Villandré's assets after discovering she had allegedly been trying to liquidate some of them.

In a separate matter, the former Hudson city manager is facing 19 charges connected to a series of events that took place between 1997 and 2013.

Léger-Villandré is accused of fraudulently depositing, over 17 years, more than $1.1 million in municipal cheques into a personal bank account. 

Revenue Quebec says those charges are completely unrelated to the issue of unpaid income taxes.

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