A search warrant from Quebec’s anti-corruption squad made public Friday says engineering firm Roche Ltd. invented a sewer study, alleged it single-handedly saved a local seniors hockey team and even sent the mayor of Gaspé on an all-expenses-paid trip to France, among other assertions.
The Montreal Gazette reports the allegations are a part of a 19-page search warrant executed by UPAC in January to search the company’s Quebec City offices.
The warrant links Roche to the Liberal Party of Quebec, describing the company as wanting to be recognized by the QLP as one it could count on for its monetary needs.
The Gazette also reports Roche contributing in 2008 to the election campaign of Georges Mamelonet, Liberal MNA for Gaspé between 2008 and 2012.
The report says Roche also paid to send François Roussy, mayor of Gaspé between 2005 and 2013, on a trip to St-Malo, France, according to the Gazette.