The Canadian Press

2009-12-07 | NL Spending Scandal

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Former Newfoundland cabinet minister Jim Walsh was found guilty December 7th of fraud and breach of trust. The charges stemmed from expense claims totaling just over 150-thousand dollars from Walsh's constituency allowance. Crown lawyer Frances Knickle (ka-NICK'-uhl) had hoped for a third conviction of influence peddling but said she was satisfied with the outcome. (Walsh always denied any wrongdoing, claiming he didn't know he was being overpaid from his taxpayer-funded account. Walsh was sentenced to 22 months and ordered to pay 144 thousand dollars in restitution for his role in the province's constituency allowance spending scandal.)

Date: 2009-12-07
Placeline: ST JOHN'S, Newfoundland and Labrador.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 15 seconds

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