Dupuis quit from FTQ-Construction, i.e. a subsidiary of the Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec representing an approx. 70,000 construction workers, in September 2008. Later in 2010,he was indicted with three fraud-related charged for allegedly billing illegal expenses to FTQ-Construction. Dupuis pleaded not guilty to the charges in court. Now Borsellino informed the Charbonneau Commission that he was just a close friend of Dupuis for years, so the gifts weren’t a shape of payment for any favouritism toward his company. Borsellino insisted staying that “Madame president, he was a friend. If he asked for something, if I could, I’d do it.” Borsellino admitted to have given hockey tickets and paid for dinners at restaurants for Dupuis. He also admitted paying for Dupuis’s trip to Italy.