Skip to main content

A former Nova Scotia politician who admitted to defrauding taxpayers to feed a gambling addiction is out of jail after serving about four months of a nine-month sentence.

Dave Wilson was sentenced in April after admitting to defrauding the public purse of nearly $61,000.

Justice Department spokeswoman Tara Walsh says Mr. Wilson was released from custody Wednesday.

Story continues below advertisement

Mr. Wilson, who also received 18 months' probation, pleaded guilty nearly a year ago to fraud, breach of trust and uttering forged documents.

The former Liberal was one of four politicians charged in the province's constituency expense scandal.

Richard Hurlburt, a former Progressive Conservative cabinet minister, was sentenced to a year of house arrest in July after pleading guilty to charges of fraud and breach of trust.

Russell MacKinnon, a former Liberal cabinet minister, has pleaded not guilty to fraud, breach of trust and uttering forged documents. His trial is set to begin in March.

Independent member Trevor Zinck, who is charged with fraud over $5,000, breach of trust and theft over $5,000, has yet to enter a plea. His case has been adjourned until September.

Report an error
Due to technical reasons, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles. We hope to have this fixed soon. Thank you for your patience. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to feedback@globeandmail.com. If you want to write a letter to the editor, please forward to letters@globeandmail.com.
Comments are closed

We have closed comments on this story for legal reasons or for abuse. For more information on our commenting policies and how our community-based moderation works, please read our Community Guidelines and our Terms and Conditions.

Cannabis pro newsletter
To view this site properly, enable cookies in your browser. Read our privacy policy to learn more.
How to enable cookies