Vehicles were damaged by gunfire in front of the premises of a company belonging to the controversial businessman Luigi Coretti last night from Friday to Saturday in Laval, but the latter insisted that it was not directly targeted.
About ten shots were fired on Boulevard Industriel, not far from the premises of the security company Transport de Valeurs Centurion.
Cars were destroyed and shell casings were found on the ground. But the exact time of the event and the motive for the shooting remain unknown, as no witnesses have been traced as of Sunday, as indicated by the Laval Police Service (SPL).
Joined by this The Press On Sunday, Luigi Coretti insisted he was not directly targeted. “It was a car that was on our property that was shot. None of our vehicles were hit or targeted. »
The investigation is likely to show that a shooting took place “on the spot” before ending up not far from the Centurion Value Transport premises, he added, citing information communicated to him by the SPL.
It is a car that belongs to a worker from another company that is in the same building where they are located that will be affected, according to him. “Our cars were not targeted, our cars were hit because of the bullet that went through the other car,” he said.
Luigi Coretti added that he fully cooperated with the police by providing all the videotapes he had of the event.
Luigi Coretti was involved in many controversies in the early 2010s, especially because of his links with the former Family Minister Tony Tomassi, who fell into disgrace for using a credit card from the BCIA firm.
The security company, owned by Luigi Coretti, also used nominees to pay thousands of dollars to the Liberal Party in Quebec in 2000. Another controversy: The BCIA inherited without a contract the surveillance of the HQ of the Montreal police.
Luigi Coretti was accused in 2012 of wiretapping his clients’ accounts to obtain financing from Desjardins. The cooperative lost millions of dollars when its company BCIA went bankrupt in 2010.
Four years after the charges were filed, Luigi Coretti took advantage of the pause in the legal process. He then sued the Quebec government and the Desjardins funds for $9 million.