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A former Quebec construction mogul has lost his latest bid to avoid testifying at the province's corruption probe.

Quebec’s highest court has rejected Tony Accurso’s appeal of a lower-court decision.

Accurso has argued that appearing before the Charbonneau Commission would jeopardize his right to a fair court hearing. He faces criminal charges in several municipal corruption cases and is also charged with alleged tax fraud.

A Quebec Superior Court justice previously ruled that Accurso had not shown that his being subpoenaed to testify at the corruption probe would violate his rights to the point he should not have to appear.

News from © Canadian Press Enterprises Inc., 2014

by Journal Of Commerce last update:Aug 26, 2014

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