Monday, September 19, 2005

And the Fix Is In at the sponsorship scandal!

Wow, I bet nobody saw this coming!

> The first person charged in the federal sponsorship scandal won't be
> going to prison.
> Advertising executive Paul Coffin was sentenced Monday to a
> conditional sentence of two years less a day, to be served in the
> community, for defrauding Canadian taxpayers of $1.5 million. Coffin
> pleaded guilty earlier this year to 15 fraud charges.
> Justice Jean-Guy Boilard of Quebec Superior Court said he allowed
> Coffin to avoid jail after considering his clean record, his repayment
> of $1 million to the federal government and his remorse.
Yep, I bet Paulie is just dripping with remorse that he got caught
taking that million and a half bucks from his buddies in the Liberal
Party. Here's his punishment for going along with the scam:

> Coffin must obey a curfew of 9 p.m. on weekdays and must also speak
> publicly about his experience.
> Boilard said several universities, including McGill and Concordia,
> have already taken Coffin up on his offer.
Poor bastard. What a horrid fate. Wonder what his speaking fees are?

And people wonder why I'm cynical about the Canadian Justice system.

The More In Sadness Than Anger Phantom

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