04/25/2013 03:20 EDT | Updated 06/25/2013 05:12 EDT

UPAC arrests sixth man in connection to superhospital fraud

Quebec’s anti-corruption squad has arrested Yohann Elbaz in connection with the awarding of the McGill University Health Centre’s public-private partnership contract.

He’s a lawyer and the brother of Yanai Elbaz, a former MUHC director who was arrested in February in connection with the same dossier.

Elbaz faces 16 charges, including fraud and money-laundering.

Last February, Quebec anti-corruption squad UPAC issued warrants for Elbaz’s brother Yanai and four other men, alleging fraud, breach of trust and laundering the proceeds of a crime, among other criminal acts.

The other men named were former MUHC head Arthur Porter, former CEO of SNC-Lavalin Pierre Duhaime, former SNC-Lavalin employee Riadh Ben Aïssa, and Jeremy Morris.

Yohann Elbaz will appear in court on May 23.