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Georges Laraque, business partner accuse each other of fraud

Georges Laraque

After making a reputation as one of the most feared fighters of his era, former NHL enforcer Georges Laraque has flipped the script as a Green Party representative in retirement. One of his newest interests involved working with “greener” synthetic ice surfaces, but Giuseppe Valiante reports that his relationship with a business partner has gone cold.

Laraque and Marc Filion are reportedly preparing lawsuits against each other, with accusations of stealing from the company.

Naturally, these cases lend themselves to figure-pointing and accusations. Laraque claims that he first brought up fraud charges to Montreal police in April. Either way. he said that he’ll move on - whether he pursues “greener” ice further or not.

“Look, I don’t threaten people,” Laraque said. “I work on TV, I have restaurants, I’m a busy guy. I was only selling (the synthetic ice) part-time. There are so many other companies that sell the product; I’ll just join another one if I want to continue.”

Some might be surprised to see the former highly-paid pugilist turn the other cheek, but that’s just what he does these days.