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Laraque Wants To Clear His Name Of Fraud Charges, Drops Out Of Political Race

from CBC News,

Former NHL player Georges Laraque is stepping aside as deputy leader of the federal Green Party and dropping out of the race as the party's candidate in Montreal's Bourassa riding to concentrate on clearing his name, after learning he will face fraud charges.

Laraque confirmed late Wednesday that he is facing fraud charges following an investigation by Longueuil police into a dispute with a former business partner.

He initially said that he planned to continue door-knocking in the east-end Montreal riding, left vacant by the departure of longtime Liberal MP Denis Coderre, who is running for the Montreal mayor's job.  A date has yet to be set for a byelection.

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