A close friend of former prime minister Jean Chrétien stood trial in Montreal on charges he orchestrated a kickback scheme in the 1990s as part of the so-called sponsorship scandal. Jacques Corriveau, a one-time advertising executive and Liberal party organizer, was arrested in 2013. He is accused of fraud, counterfeiting documents and laundering the proceeds of crime.
UPDATE: The jurors at Jacques Corriveau’s fraud trial will deliberate again on Monday after no verdict was reached over the weekend. The jury has been sequestered since Thursday afternoon.
Read the more about the Corriveau case at CBC News and Metro News.