MONTREAL, QC.; JULY 29, 2009--Victims of the Mount Real - Norshield financial debacle, Jean-Claude Dussault and Janet Watson attended a rally outside the Superior court in Montreal, Qc. Wednesday, July 29, 2009. They want to publicize that Earl Jones, accused Tuesday of fraud and theft in a separate case, will probably get a relatively light sentence. Photograph by: Marcos Townsend, The Gazette
Jones Spent Clients' Money -- The Montreal Gazette
'Planes, Hotels'; Financial adviser, wife lived off $60,000 a month: accountant.
Earl Jones cut himself and his wife monthly cheques of several thousand dollars from the same account in which his clients' money was deposited, an accountant investigating Jones's business dealings said yesterday.
Between those cheques and a monthly credit card balance that regularly hit $50,000, the Joneses were living off $60,000 to $70,000 a month, accountant Gilles Robillard said.
"Plane tickets, meals, hotels," he said. "From the payments that were doled out to (his wife), she was the best-paid employee."
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