‘King of Laval’ Gilles Vaillancourt to be sentenced Thursday

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Former Laval mayor Gilles Vaillancourt will be sentenced today after pleading guilty to fraud, breach of trust and conspiracy to commit fraud. Vaillancourt, who was mayor of Laval for 23 years until his arrest in 2013, reached a plea deal with the Crown last month that called for a six year prison sentence, with parole eligibility after one year.

Sentence must be approved by Quebec Superior Court Justice

The sentence must be approved by Quebec Superior Court Justice James Brunton. The agreement also included a commitment to repay the city $7 million from a Swiss bank account, as well as roughly $1 million in other assets, including his condominium. He is also waiving his pension.

Read more at CBC News.

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.