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Former Quebec lieutenant governor Lise Thibault to be sentenced on fraud charges

AG reports revealed she claimed more than $700,000 in alleged improper expenses when she held vice-regal post


 

QUEBEC — Former Quebec lieutenant-governor Lise Thibault is to be sentenced this afternoon on charges of fraud and breach of trust.

Thibault, 76, was lieutenant-governor between 1997 and 2007.

She pleaded guilty last December to one charge of fraud and one of breach of trust.

They carry a maximum prison sentence of 14 years and five years, respectively.

The Crown is demanding Thibault pay back $430,000 after a 2007 report by the federal and provincial auditors general revealed she claimed more than $700,000 in alleged improper expenses when she held the vice-regal post.

Her lawyer said last May the maximum the wheelchair-bound Thibault should pay back is $372,000 and that $272,000 should come from money left in her foundation, which helps the disabled.


 
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Former Quebec lieutenant governor Lise Thibault to be sentenced on fraud charges

  1. Now lets see if I have this right. She claimed North of 700 grand in improper expenses, the Crown wants her to repay 430 grand and the Defense says she should only repay 372 grand of which 272 should come from her “Foundation”? Does anyone else see anything wrong here?

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