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Guy Lafleur Gets One-Year Suspended Sentence, Fine

EDMONTON, CANADA - NOVEMBER 22:  Guy Lafleur #10 of the Montreal Canadiens waits to skate onto the ice surface prior to taking on the Edmonton Oilers in the Molson Canadien Heritage Classic Megastars Game on November 22, 2003 at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images)
Kevin van SteendelaarAnalyst IJune 18, 2009

Montreal Canadiens legend Guy Lafleur has been given a one-year suspended sentence, fined $100, and ordered to donate $10,000 to charity for giving contradictory testimony during his son's 2007 bail hearing.

The 57-year-old Lafleur was sentenced Thursday by Quebec Court Judge Claude Parent.

The Crown Prosecutors had been seeking a conditional sentence to be served in the form of community service, while Lafleur's attorney sought a fine.

Lafleur is appealing the guilty verdict handed to him on May 1st and has also filed a $3.5 million lawsuit against the Crown and the Montreal police over the warrant used to arrest him.

 

 

 

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