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Tony Accurso Bio
|Antonio “Tony” Accurso was born on 8th November 1951 in Montreal. He is a Quebec businessman and entrepreneur specialized in the construction sector. He, directly and indirectly, controls several construction businesses as well as bars, restaurants, movie theatres, shopping centres, and the Hippo Club in Laval.|
Tony Accurso Personal details
|Tony Accurso Age||He was born on 8th November 1951 (age 66 years) in Montreal, Canada|
|Tony Accurso Nationality||Canadian|
|Tony Accurso Children||
|Tony Accurso Parents||James Accurso (father), Arcangela Strano (mother)|
|Tony Accurso Occupation||Businessman and entrepreneur specialized in the construction sector|
|Tony Accurso Net Worth||A person with a company that can afford to pay fines exceeding $4.1 million in December 2010 is definitely a Millionaire. His exact Net Worth is however not available.|
Tony Accurso Biography
Tony Accurso was born on 8th November 1951 and studied civil engineering at Concordia University in Montreal. After his Italian-born father’s death in 1982, Tony Accurso took over his business, Louisbourg Construction Ltd.
Tony Accurso Businesses
Accurso heads Simard-Beaudry Construction, one of the leading construction companies in Quebec. Accurso also controls many other companies, especially in the construction sector, such as Louisbourg, Gastier, Constructions Marton or the Ciments Lavallée Cemco.
Tony Accurso Political Ties
Over the course of his career, Accurso has had ties and has made donations to representatives of several Provincial Political Parties in Quebec including the Parti Québécois, the Quebec Liberal Party, and the Action démocratique du Québec.
Accurso was friends with Louis Laberge, the founder of Fonds de solidarité FTQ which is sponsored by the Fédération des travailleurs du Québec (Quebec Federation of Labour). Accurso’s businesses have accumulated $114 million (Canadian) in subsidies from Fonds de solidarité. In December 2004 and January 2005, Accurso was pictured with high ranking union officials Louis Bolduc and Jean Lavallée, and former Montreal city manager Robert Abdallah sailing on his 119-foot yacht.
In 2009, Frank Zampino, former chair of Montreal’s executive committee, sailed on Accurso’s yacht before Accurso was awarded a $355-million water-meter contract by the city. The contract was later canceled and in May 2009, and Zampino was charged with fraud, conspiracy and breach of trust after a two-and-a-half year investigation.
Tony Accurso Tax fraud investigations
On 8th April 2009, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) executed search warrants concerning tax evasion investigations in Accurso’s construction companies. His two of Accurso’s companies, Constructions Louisbourg Ltd. and Simard-Beaudry Construction Inc., pleaded guilty to tax evasion for claiming false expenses, many involving renovations to Accurso’s yacht, and paid fines exceeding $4.1 million in December 2010. The other companies Bruno and B.T. Céramique plead guilty to tax evasion in February 2011 and paid more than $1.3 million in fines. This stemmed from invoices for standard business services were handed out without any work being done. The three construction companies then claimed the fake work as business expenses on their tax returns, dodging about $400,000 in taxes.
Following the report Le fonds sous influence on the program Enquête on 24th September 2009, Accurso sued journalist Alain Gravel and Société Radio-Canada for the invasion of privacy and defaming his reputation; he sought $2.5 million in damages. In November 2009, Accurso admitted that the facts presented in Gravel’s report were true. The admission was made public on 15th July 2010.
In October 2009, Accurso gave $100,000 to fund municipal politician Benoît Labonté’s bid when Labonté entered the leadership race for Vision Montréal.
Tony Accurso Arrest and Charges
Accurso was arrested with 13 others on 17th April 2012, after an investigation by the Unité permanente anticorruption on charges relating to an alleged illegal contract-sharing system near the Montreal suburb of Mascouche. Along with four men, Accurso faced six charges of conspiracy, fraud, forgery, and breach of trust by a public officer in an attempt to defraud the government of more than $3 million.
In September 2014, at the Charbonneau Commission, Accurso’s publication ban was rejected by the commission. Accurso denied any links to the Montreal Mafia, but did admit Montreal mob boss Vito Rizzuto was a “minor contact”.
In February 2018, Accurso was acquitted of the breach of trust charge.
Tony Accurso Children and Son’s (Jimmy Accurso) Death
A passing motorist saw the wreck and alerted provincial police. No other vehicle was involved in the crash. The suspect, who suffered minor injuries, consented to a blood test and is expected to appear in court in St-Jérôme later on Friday.
The suspected driver, A 38-year-old man was arrested the same day and is expected to face charges of impaired driving and dangerous driving causing death in the wake of a crash.
Tony Accurso Wife
You might be wondering whether Tony Accurso has a wife. Of course, everyone knows he has children, but no one has any information on his wife. Unfortunately, we are also clueless. Sorry, you have reached a dead end! The only close information on his wife is the tweet below;
That awful moment when you Google "Tony Accurso wife" and your own face pops up in the image results. #ceic
— Monique Scotti (@moniquescotti) September 3, 2014