Defence seeks no prison time for ex-Liberal convicted in sponsorship fraud

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The lawyer for an ex-Liberal party organizer convicted for his role in the sponsorship scandal is arguing his elderly client should avoid prison. Gerald Souliere told the court today Jacques Corriveau should serve his sentence in the community.

Crown suggested up to five years in prison

Corriveau, 83, was convicted of fraud against the government, forgery and laundering proceeds of crime between 1997 and 2003 during what became known as the sponsorship scandal. The Crown has suggested that Corriveau should spend up to five years in prison.

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This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.