News from the Charbonneau commission
At the Charbonneau commission Tuesday, Lino Zambito continued his testimony by pointing the finger at Robert Abdallah, once the city’s director-general, and at Frank Zampino, once head of the executive committee. Abdallah has denied the allegations of taking a rake-off and of forcing Zambito, when a contractor, to buy materials from a firm in which he had an interest.
Abdallah quit working for the city in May 2006 and went to work for a construction firm owned by Tony Accurso.
Frank Zampino also rejected the allegation he basically ordered that a contract be given to Simard-Beaudry, another Accurso joint.
Three city employees have been suspended while Zambito’s allegations are investigated.