08 December 2009

Walsh guilty

In his decision Monday, Judge David Orr found former Liberal cabinet minister Jim Walsh guilty on two of three of the charges against.

Orr found Walsh guilty of fraud and breach of trust by a public official.  Orr found Walsh not guilty of frauds against the government, a bribery and corruption charge.

He’ll be back in court January 6 for sentencing.

Walsh recently filed for bankruptcy in Alberta where he currently maintains a residence.

In 2006, the province’s auditor general found Walsh had filed expense claims beyond approved limits totalling almost $300,000 in the period between 1998 and 2003.

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3 comments:

Wm. Murphy said...

The fact that he has filed for bankruptcy is also criminal in my opinion. Anybody that knows Mr. Walsh knows that he has money and was considered a wealthy man when he entered politics. This action is predicated on the fact that he will be able to hide from his receivables from the HOA. It is just wrong.

I remember hearing that students who filed for bankruptcy were unable to hide from their student aid debt obligations. Why shouldn't the same apply in this case?

At least Mr. Walsh will have quiet time to think about his finances and to lament about not being able to retreat to Florida each year.

The arrogance is unbelievable. Ed Byrne looks like a stand up guy next to this joker

Wm. Murphy

Jingles said...

Don't you know Wm. Murphy, arrogant people never ever think they are in the wrong. That what they have done is in someway deserved.

WJM said...

Don't you know Wm. Murphy, arrogant people never ever think they are in the wrong. That what they have done is in someway deserved.

And, in some cases, that whatever it is, it's justified by having X% support in the polls.