The Canadian Press

2004-08-06 | BC Robinson Charged

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Former New Democrat Svend Robinson was given a conditional discharge -- meaning no jail time -- after pleading guilty to stealing an expensive ring. The sentence was imposed shortly after he entered a guilty plea August 6th in a Vancouver courtroom. In April, Robinson admitted stealing the ring, saying he was under great stress. His lawyer, Clayton Ruby, said the court recognized Robinson's cry for help by agreeing not to impose a jail term. (Robinson was handed 100 hours of community work as part of his sentence.)

Date: 2004-08-06
Placeline: VANCOUVER, British Columbia.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 15 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << mr. Robinson feels a deep sense of Shame and remorse and he is grateful that the Court's judgment reflects understanding of the role of the exceptional stress under which he has labored >>


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