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Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson is seen on Dec. 7, 2012. (Jeff Vinnick for The Globe and Mail)
Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson is seen on Dec. 7, 2012. (Jeff Vinnick for The Globe and Mail)

Vancouver mayor’s former foster son gets four years in jail Add to ...

The former foster son of Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson has been given four years in jail for gun and drug offences.

Jinagh Navas-Rivas pleaded guilty in December to trafficking cocaine and unlawfully transferring a .22-calibre Ruger pistol with ammunition.

In addition to the four-year jail term, Navas-Rivas has been banned from possessing weapons for life.

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Navas-Rivas lived as a foster son with Robertson, his wife and their other children between 2007 and 2009, and when police issued an arrest warrant for him in late 2011, Robertson made a public plea urging him to surrender.

Robertson says Navas-Rivas has taken responsibility for his actions and he wishes him the best.

Robertson adds it’s been a tough time for Navas-Rivas and the families who have been part of his life.

 

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