A former Quebec mayor has been sentenced to 18 months in jail after being found guilty last year of fraud, conspiracy and breach of trust. Ex-Boisbriand mayor Robert Poirier was sentenced today in Saint-Jerome, north of Montreal. Poirier and France Michaud, a former vice-president at the Roche engineering firm, were convicted last September on most of the charges they faced in connection with the awarding of municipal contracts. In December, the city of Boisbriand began procedures to recoup some of the stolen money.
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