Bribery (Sentencing Cases)

From Criminal Law Notebook

Case Digests

Case Name Prv. Crt. Sentence Summary
R v Aitchison,
2013 ONCJ 74 (CanLII), per Baldwin J
ON PC 3 to 4 months + P
R v Telisma,
2012 QCCQ 27 (CanLII), per Lamontagne J
QC PC 18 months CSO He was "Employed by the Municipal Court as a justice of the peace for the last ten years or so, the accused was responsible for the deposit of any cash seized ... Ten times over a period of 5 months, the accused took deposits for a total of $4,331 and hid the proofs of payment .... Breach of trust between the employer and the position occupied: officer justice of the peace. ... Several times, over a period of 5 months, the accused, as an officer of the court, duped the public's trust, lured as she was by money. ...The accused pleaded guilty. ...She collaborated with the investigation. ...She reimbursed the amounts and returned the documents taken. ...She has no criminal record. She has taken steps to solve her problems and is in school. ..Under the circumstances and taking into account the accused's profile, the steps taken, the real efforts toward rehabilitation, and the deterrent effect of the legal process, the Court believes that a suspended sentence would not contradict the criteria of denunciation and deterrence." [1]