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Quebec’s former lieutenant-governor goes to court

Lise Thibault facing fraud charges over expenses while in office


 

Lise Thibault, Quebec’s former lieutenant-governor, is expected in a Quebec City courtroom on Monday for the start of a preliminary hearing to determine whether she should face charges of fraud and breach of trust. The 71-year-old Thibault is accused of spending more than $700,000 without justification over her 10-year term as the Queen’s representative in the province. An investigation launched in 2007 found Thibault was reimbursed for thousands of dollars’ worth of lavish trips, gifts, and receptions for which she couldn’t provide receipts. If convicted, she faces up to 14 years in prison.

CBC News


 
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Quebec’s former lieutenant-governor goes to court

  1. These kind of stories drive the average taxpayer nuts. How difficult can it be to work within a set budget and keep receipts? Hope she gets the 14 years and we start setting higher standards for these public servants.

  2. These kind of stories drive the average taxpayer nuts. How difficult can it be to work within a set budget and keep receipts? Hope she gets the 14 years and we start setting higher standards for these public servants.

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