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Sentencing arguments begin for three men convicted in Cinar case

Sentencing arguments are set to begin today for the three men convicted in a $120 million fraud case dating back more than 15 years. A jury found Ronald Weinberg, John Xanthoudakis and Lino Matteo guilty of most of the charges they faced in a Montreal courtroom on Thursday. Weinberg co-founded the Cinar animation company, which created popular children’s shows such as “Arthur” and “Caillou.” The sentencing arguments are expected to last all week. Weinberg, Matteo and Xanthoudakis face up to 10 years in prison.

Read the full article at CTV News.

Ronald Weinberg won’t testify at sentencing arguments in fraud case [update]

Ronald Weinberg’s lawyer says the co-founder of the Cinar animation company will not take the stand at his sentencing arguments. Lawyer Annie Emond said today Weinberg will not testify. Weinberg’s son, Eric, testified Monday that his father was a good man who always put others first.

Read the full article at Winnipeg Free Press.