A former vice-president with the Roche engineering firm has been given an 18-month prison term for her role in a fraud scheme involving Quebec municipal contracts and political financing. France Michaud was convicted last year on charges of fraud, conspiracy and breach of trust. The sentence came less than two months after Robert Poirier, a former mayor of Montreal-area Boisbriand, received the same length of incarceration for his part in the scheme. Poirier was mayor between 1998 and 2005.
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