TSN TV Schedule TSN2 TV Schedule

Legal case of Laraque pushed to December

{eot}
The Canadian Press
11/19/2013 1:17:11 PM
Decrease Text SizeIncrease Text Size
Text Size

LONGUEUIL, Que. -- The legal case of former NHL enforcer Georges Laraque has been put off until Dec. 18.

The former Montreal Canadien, who was not present for a court date today, is facing fraud charges that involve a former business partner.

Laraque, who has not yet entered a plea, will not be required to appear in court but will have to get his fingerprints taken by police.

The accusations prompted Laraque to temporarily step aside as deputy leader of the Green party in October.

He also withdrew as a candidate in next Monday's federal byelection in Bourassa, a north-end Montreal riding.

The riding was left vacant when Liberal Denis Coderre stepped down to successfully run for mayor of Montreal.

Earlier this year, media reported that police near Montreal raided Laraque's home in search of documents related to the Super-Glide synthetic ice venture.

Laraque has confirmed that the criminal charges are related to two transactions worth a total of $120,000. He has said that the accusations stem from a dispute with engineer Marc Filion, who co-founded the company with him in 2009.

Before his career as an activist and politician, Laraque played for four NHL teams between 1997 and 2010 and was best known for his fighting skills.

He was with the Habs for two seasons in 2008 and 2009.

Georges Laraque (Photo: Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images)

zoom

(Photo: Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images)
Share This

Share This

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to FarkAdd to TwitterAdd to Stumble UponAdd to Reddit
Print this Story


Canadiens on TSN Radio 690

TSN 690 is home to every Canadiens game, with John Bartlett and Jessica Rusnak providing Habs Reports.


Latest on the Habs


 | Free Agency Tracker
 | DraftCentre

Alouettes on TSN Radio 690

TSN 690 is the home to every Alouettes game, with Rick Moffat providing coverage.


Alouettes Hashmarks | Latest on the Als


@
 | Friday, August 1 at 7pm | (TSN 690)
@
 | L 41-5 | Smith: 45y | Glenn: 301 y

Impact on TSN Radio 690

TSN 690 is home to every Impact game with soccer expert Noel Butler providing coverage.


Latest on the Impact


@
 | Sunday at 6pm | (TSN 690)
@
 | L 3-2 | Romero | Tissot
TSN TweetBox
© 2014
All rights reserved.
Bell Media Television