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Canadian ad exec avoids jail time in sponsorship scandal

[JURIST] A Canadian judge has ruled that advertising executive Paul Coffin will not serve jail time for his part in the federal sponsorship scandal [CBC backgrounder]. Coffin was given a conditional sentence of two years to be served in the community, and must obey a 9 PM curfew, the Canadian equivalent of provisional house arrest. In May, Coffin pleaded guilty to 15 counts of fraud [JURIST report], and admitted numerous improprieties, including sending millions worth of falsified advertising invoices to the Canadian federal government. CBC News has more.

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