SAINT-JEROME, Que. – A star whistleblower at Quebec’s corruption inquiry will avoid jail time and serve a sentence in the community.
Lino Zambito was handed a community sentence of two years less a day on charges of fraud, conspiracy and corruption.
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He’ll have to perform 240 hours of community work and be on probation for three years.
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Zambito is known for his testimony at the Charbonneau inquiry in 2012.
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He said construction tycoons paid kickbacks to municipal political parties and members of the Mafia in exchange for public contracts.
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Defence lawyer Conrad Lord hailed the judge’s decision, saying his client contributed to the fight against corruption through his inquiry testimony.
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Zambito said he was happy to turn the page after four years in the justice system.