Gilles Saucier facing more charges by O.P.P.

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OTTAWA – A financial advisor, formerly from Cornwall, is facing more fraud-related charges – this time in Brampton.

Provincial police arrested Gilles Saucier, 60, yesterday (Oct. 27) following a 13 month investigation by the O.P.P. Ottawa Anti-Rackets Branch, Economical Crime and Corruption unit.

The case had been referred to the O.P.P. by the Cornwall Community Police Service in September 2015 given the jurisdictional nature of the case.

Saucier is facing seven counts of fraud, seven counts of misappropriation of money, one count of obtaining a false pretense and two counts of failing to abide by court orders.

He had been running Gilden Financial Solutions Corporation, Harris Wealth Group Inc. and Protector Management Inc.

He was later released with a promise to appear in a Cornwall court Nov. 17, 2016.

In April 2015, a plea deal for Saucier had been delayed because of the Ottawa investigation

The proposed deal would be had three amended or “rolled up” counts of breach of trust, fraud and uttering forged documents on the 26 count indictment.

In the original charges, Saucier is accused of defrauding at least 16 people – many of them couples – of tens of thousands of dollars between 2009 and 2011.