Major reorganization in the criminal trial of former Liberal Minister Nathalie Normandeau.
The prosecution withdraws seven of the 14 charges against her and her five co-defendants, including former minister Marc-Yvan Côté.
The representative of the DPCP made the announcement Friday morning before the Court of Quebec.
Mr. Richard Rougeau indicated that the remaining counts more accurately represent "the nature of the actions alleged against the accused".
In the case of Nathalie Normandeau, the prosecution abandoned 5 of the 8 counts that concerned her personally.
Charges of fraud, conspiracy and corruption will not be the subject of a possible trial.
She is still accused of fraudulent subscription to an election fund and breach of trust.
More details to come