Suspected to be the cause of the attempted murder of a lawyer in Mont-Saint-Hilaire, which occurred in march, a major real estate developer in Lanaudière, was arrested early this morning.
The investigators of the major crimes of the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) have pinned Jean-François Malo, a man of affairs rather well-known in the region, its residence well-to-do of the boulevard Manseau in Joliette.
The individual 41-year-old was then driven to the headquarters of the provincial police in Montreal, where he will be questioned. Malo will then be formally charged with attempted murder, he wanted to intimidate a person related to the system of justice, and obstruction of justice.
Suspect from the beginning
Although he was in the crosshairs of the authorities since the first day of the investigation, and this is only after you have stopped his four accomplices alleged earlier this week that the police have finally been able to amass enough evidence to pass him the handcuffs.
Cheikh Ahmed Tidiane Ndiaye, 40, Daouda Dieng, 35 years old, Amadou Tidiane Diaw, 27 years old, and Mouhamadou Moustapha Ndiaye, 26 years old, have been pinned on Tuesday morning in Longueuil and Brossard. The oldest two have been accused of the same charges as Malo, while most young people were released with a promise to appear in court.
According to our information, they would have been hired by the real estate developer and have no connection with the victim, contrary to Jean-François Malo.
The residence of Jean-François Malo in Joliette.
Fraud of$10 Million
This last is the subject of a major civil lawsuit brought by Desjardins and the National Bank, which accused him of embezzling nearly $ 10 million by using fraudulent schemes. Nicholas Daudelin, the victim of the attempted murder, is one of the lawyers representing the financial institutions in this case. In addition to the lawsuit, another police investigation is ongoing in relation to this matter, have indicated our sources.
On the 26th of march last, in the evening, the lawyer specialized in civil and commercial law Nicholas Daudelin received the visit of two men at his residence in Mont-Saint-Hilaire. When they rang, the prosecutor refused to open, but they were quick to open fire at least once through the door. The victim was wounded in the leg, but it has never been feared for his life.