Men convicted in Quebec maple syrup theft should face stiff penalties, Crown says

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Three men convicted of stealing $18 million worth of maple syrup should face stiff penalties for their part in the scheme, the Crown said Friday during sentencing arguments.

Pay back the value of the syrup

Prosecutor Julien Beauchamp-Laliberte told a court in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, the men should pay back the value of the syrup as well as pay additional fines and should also serve jail terms ranging from three to eight years. He said Richard Vallieres should get eight years in jail and a $9.4-million fine on top of paying back his share of the value of the syrup. A fourth man, Jean Lord, was acquitted. Sentencing arguments are scheduled to continue Feb. 13.

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This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.