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Ex-Harper aide likely to dodge jail time for fraud conviction - 2018-05-03

F182.png Ex-Harper aide likely to dodge jail time for fraud conviction May 3, 2018, Kathleen Harris, CBC News

A former top adviser to Stephen Harper likely will avoid jail time for an influence peddling conviction related to the sale of water treatment systems on First Nations reserves.

At a sentencing hearing in Ottawa today, defence and Crown lawyers agreed the circumstances of Bruce Carson's case do not warrant imprisonment, even though the fraud offence carries a potential prison term of up to five years.

In March the Supreme Court of Canada rejected Carson's final appeal, returning the case to a lower court for sentencing.

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{{cite news | first = Kathleen | last = Harris | title = Ex-Harper aide likely to dodge jail time for fraud conviction | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/carson-sentence-influence-peddling-harper-1.4646710 | work = CBC News | date = May 3, 2018 | accessdate = February 14, 2020 }}