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Bailiffs seize assets of former Hudson DG Louise Léger-Villandré prior to auction


PHOTO BY CARMEN MARIE FABIO

Bailiff s seized the assets from the home of former Hudson Director General (DG) Louise Léger-Villandré after she attempted to auction them off through a Cornwall, Ontario auction site reportedly without informing the auctioneer of a Revenue Quebec investigation and upcoming court date for fraud charges.

The auctioneer who had been commissioned to auction off the assets of former Hudson Director General (DG) Louise Léger-Villandré is still calculating the money she lost after Revenue Quebec moved in April 2 to halt the sale.

“We’re currently preparing a bill,” Theresa Taylor told Your Local Journal in reference to the preparation of assembling and photographing 468 lots of accumulated items in the home on Cameron Street.

“We worked there six days, in her home, cataloging, not counting all the work we did off -site,” said Taylor who commuted 2.5 hours daily between Hudson and her Cornwall, Ontario business.

“And we spent half a day Thursday (April 2) doing damage control.” Taylor said she spoke to Léger- Villandré of this week but the former DG, who’s currently awaiting a court appearance after being charged with reportedly misappropriating $1.1 million from the Town of Hudson, denied any deception in attempting to liquidate her assets. Revenue Quebec moved in following an investigation that revealed Léger-Villandré owed over $307,000 in unpaid taxes and between 2008 and 2012 had declared significant losses for a snow-removal and excavation business while she was still Director General in Hudson.

When asked to speculate on her chances of actually getting paid by Léger- Villandré, Taylor had a one-word response: “Negative.”

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