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Lac-Beauport: $4.15 million mansion for a criminal's wife

Lac-Beauport: $4.15 million mansion for a criminal’s wife

The wife of a businessman convicted of theft in a tax fraud case has acquired a luxury home in Lac Bauporte worth $4.15 million.

“It is the most expensive home ever sold in Lac-Beauport […] Explains Pierre-Olivier Fair, the real estate broker at RE/MAX whose team is in charge of selling this home.

According to the official documents he consulted The magazine, The house was acquired by the wife of Jean-Noel “Sarto” Lacroix, a Quebec businessman who pleaded guilty to a charge of theft in a tax evasion story she had been living with for some time.

Located on the shores of Lac Beauport, in Chemin du Tour-du-Lac, the residence has 26 rooms, eight bathrooms, seven garages, and 5,576 square feet of living space. Built in 2012, it was put up for sale for $4.25 million in 2019.

It was finally sold for a whopping $4.15 million on Friday.

Lacroix and his wife had just moved into a $600,000 home, also in Lac-Beauport, barely five months ago.

illegal practices

Jean-Noel Lacroix’s name began making headlines in 2006 when he and his company, Flamidor, were found guilty of illegal life insurance practices prior to the Financial Autorité des marchés.

Then the company went bankrupt.

He also served as sales director for the G1 Tour, which provided sports car driving packages. The company also went bankrupt in 2016, after a conflict with the law. And its roadmap doesn’t stop there.

Does not exist

Newspaper He went to the last known of Jean-Noel Lacroix’s headlines for his comments.

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If it is not found, Newspaper He met a close family member, not far from the former residence of Lacroix, on the rue du Bois, in Lac-Beauporte. The latter refused to answer our questions.

Jean-Noel “Sarto” Lacroix is ​​back in the news this week when Bille has learned that the Régie du bâtiment du Québec has blamed the owner of Armoires PMM for being Mr. Lacroix’s candidate.

  • Listen to the news tour of Philippe Vincent Foissy and Karl Marchand on QUB Radio:
  • 2006: Jean-Noel Lacroix and Flamedor, a heating company of which he was president, pleaded guilty to 40 counts of illegal exercise of life insurance business before the financiers of the Autorité des marchés. The company declares bankruptcy.
  • 2009: Jean-Noel Lacroix and Flamedor were found guilty of 120 criminal counts under the Consumer Protection Act for fraudulent representation.
  • 2011 : Lacroix arrested for threatening to kill his sister. He would be acquitted, but his links to bikers and organized crime were revealed in court.
  • 2014: Jean-Noel Lacroix pleads guilty to one count of theft in a $900,000 tax fraud case. He must serve two years less per day in the community and be fined $30,000.
  • 2015: The Consumer Protection Bureau is placing 28 counts against the G1 Tour for questionable practices, with Lacroix involved as sales manager.
  • 2016: G1 Tour was ordered to pay Revenu Québec $1.2 million for the unpaid contributions. A few months later, the company went bankrupt and its creditors demanded $3.4 million.
  • 2018: to survey Journalism It establishes a link between Jean-Noël Lacroix and the company Décontamination Optimum, which claimed to clean mold from homes that were nonetheless in perfect condition. The company’s license has been revoked by Régie du bâtiment.
  • 2021: Régie du bâtiment summons the owner of Armoires PMM and accuses him of being a figurehead of Jean-Noel Lacroix, who will run the company in the shadows.
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