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Former Lieutenant-Governor of Quebec Pleads Guilty to Fraud

by in Journal

On December 8, 2014, the former Lieutenant-General of Quebec, Lise Thibault, changed her plea to guilty on six counts of breach of trust and fraud. She is prepared to repay the money, which her lawyer says amounts to $310,000. The Crown Attorney is seeking restitution in the amount of $430,000.

Part of the allegations was that Ms. Thibault charged fishing rods and earthworms as expenses related to her vice-regal duties.

Sentencing is scheduled for May 1, 2015. One of the options available would be a conditional sentence, which would allow Ms. Thibault to serve her sentence in her home. Given her age, lack of previous record, and the significant amount of restitution being offered, this outcome is likely.