8/21/2012 1:35:00 AM
So, are you enjoying your summer, so far? I wonder if Richard Hurlburt, is. This is the former Nova Scotia cabinet minister who ripped off his own province for more than $25,000. He pleaded guilty to breach of trust and fraud. There was that bill for $9,000 generator that didn’t exist, and three grand for a big-screen TV for his home. The Herald News reports his lawyer argued the problem was really the poor way the allowance system was set up that allowed this to happen. Before you say, “Nice try,” this criminal politician is not going to jail. The crown wanted up to a year, but the defense pointed out he is remorseful and he can’t sleep at night, poor baby. He’s getting a year of house arrest on his large lakefront property. Now, that’s tough. He can leave for medical appointments, but other than that he has to stay home. Unless, of course, there’s an emergency and then he can leave, but otherwise, he has to stay home. He can leave if he wants to see about some employment, but other than that he has to stay home. He can leave for personal business, but other than that he has to stay home. Now before you say house arrest is ridiculous, it’s worse than you thought. With a criminal record, he can’t visit his other home, in Florida.
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