Convicted ex-Liberal organizer Jacques Corriveau is appealing his fraud conviction related to the federal sponsorship scandal. In a motion filed at the Quebec Court of Appeal earlier this month, Corriveau’s lawyers argue the trial judge erred by not granting a stay of proceedings before the trial began this fall.
Fraud against the government
Last month, a jury found Corriveau guilty of three charges: fraud against the government, forgery and laundering proceeds of crime. The crimes took place between 1997 and 2003 during what became known as the sponsorship scandal, which eventually helped bring down the Liberal government in 2006. His case resumes Wednesday when the court discusses how to divide Corriveau’s assets to repay the amounts. A first date before the appeals court is set for Dec. 19.
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