Former senator Lavigne facing jail time

Crown asks for 12-15 month prison term for disgraced politician

Raymond Lavigne, the former senator convicted of defrauding the government and breaching the public’s trust, will be spending time behind bars if the crown prosecutor in the case has his way. Crown attorney Jonathan Brunet has asked the court Lavigne be sentenced to 12 to 15 months in prison for his crimes. Lavigne’s lawyer has instead argued the disgraced politician should serve his sentence in the community. The former Quebec MP and senator faces up to 14 years in jail for fraud and up to five years for breach of trust after being found guilty this past March. Lavigne will be sentenced June 16.

CBC News