Mike Danton freed

Former NHLer was convicted in murder-for-hire plot

Mike Danton, the former NHL player, who was at the centre of one of the sport’s murkiest controversies, has been granted full parole, three years after pleading guilty in an unfulfilled murder-for-hire plot. Prosecutors had charged that the target of the plot was Danton’s former agent, David Frost, but Danton told the court today that the target was actually his father. The parole board found that Danton was no longer a high risk and released him on several conditions, including a ban on any contact with his father.


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