Friday, April 07, 2006

First sponsorship Sentence Handed Down - 18 Months In Jail

Montreal advertising executive Paul Coffin will serve 18 months in jail unless he appeals, as reported by CTV. His initial sentence was for only two years of conditional community service but the Crown appealed saying it was not harsh enough. The Crown succeeded today in making him the "poster boy" example for receiving $1.6 million from the sponsorship program while doing next-to-nothing in return. Coffin pleaded guilty to 15 counts of fraud.

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