Lavigne gets six months behind bars

Former senator plans to appeal prison sentence

Raymond Lavigne, the one-time Liberal senator convicted of fraud earlier this year, was sentenced to six months in jail and ordered to make a $10,000 donation to charity on Thursday. Lavigne will also serve six months under house arrest in connection to his conviction on a charge of breach of trust. The former senator’s lawyers have indicated they plan to appeal the sentence and Lavigne complained to the court that “I do not feel that I received a fair and balanced trial.”

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