Former Mascouche mayor Richard Marcotte dead

The former mayor of Mascouche, Richard Marcotte, has died of cancer. He was mayor for 21 years and resigned in 2012 amid charges of fraud, corruption, breach of trust and conspiracy by Quebec's anti-corruption unit.

He served for 21 years, resigning amid fraud allegations in 2012

Richard Marcotte was mayor of Mascouche for 21 years, stepping down in 2012. (Radio-Canada)

The former mayor of Mascouche, Richard Marcotte, has died of cancer.

He was mayor for 21 years and resigned in November 2012 amid charges of fraud, corruption, breach of trust and conspiracy by Quebec's anti-corruption task unit, known as UPAC. 

A warrant was issued the preceding April as part of an UPAC raid.

Links between Marcotte and a developer were first reported by Radio-Canada. 

The developer allegedly paid for renovations at the mayor's house in return for contracts.