Friday, May 1, 2009

Canadiens Legend Guy Lafleur Found Guilty

Former Montreal Canadiens player Guy Lafleur (left) returns to court with his lawyer at Palais de Justice in Thursday, April 16, 2009. He is is charged with giving contradictory evidence while testifying in court for his son, Mark. Photograph by: Phil Carpenter, Montreal Gazette

From The Montreal Gazette:

Canadiens legend Guy Lafleur has been found guilty of obstructing justice by giving contradictory evidence at a bail hearing in September 2007 for his troubled son Mark Lafleur.

Lafleur failed to tell the court that his son, Mark, broke his bail conditions when he spent two nights in a hotel with a 16-year-old girl.

The maximum penalty for perjury is 14 years in jail.

Lafleur showed no emotion when the verdict was announced.

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