Former general manager of Hudson, Louise Léger-Villandré, has been charged for defrauding the town of over a million dollars. The recently retired general manager was arrested on Thursday morning by officers with Quebec’s anti-corruption police unit, UPAC, and now facing charges including fraud, breach of trust and producing and using false documents.
According to the official statement issued by UPAC Commissioner, Robert Lafrenière, “the alleged charges against Louise Léger Villandré are not trivial: a large sum of money has been diverted from municipal funds during a time that she held a position of influence in the municipal administration.” Lafrenière stated that “this abuse of trust affects all Hudson residents. Citizens and city officials must continue to be vigilant and to report any irregularities to UPAC.” Conclusively, Léger-Villandré has been charged with 19 offences since the period she held the office of Hudson’s general manager, i.e. from 1997 to 2013.