The two men convicted of fraud over $5,000 in the massive Atlas Copco Canada fraud case that involved an 11-week judge and jury trial in Greater Sudbury this spring and summer have been given penitentiary terms. Dirk Plate, 73, of Montreal, and Paul Caron, 72, of Laval, Que., were given five and 6.5 year terms respectively Tuesday by Superior Court Justice John Poupore. Also issued were restitution and forfeiture orders, which, if not followed upon the pair’s release in the times allotted, could result in further jail.
Read more about the Atlas Copco case at The Sudbury Star.
This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.
Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.