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.