Security guards escort Earl Jones out of the Palais du Justice in Montreal on July 28, 2009. Jones was charged with four counts of fraud and four counts of theft before being released on $30,000 bail. Photograph by: Phil Carpenter, The Gazette
From The Montreal Gazette:
The Quebec government won’t expand its crime victims’ compensation fund to cover economic fraud victims, like those alleged to have been bilked by fraud suspect Earl Jones.
The fund, known as IVAC (Indemnisation des victimes d’actes criminels), is mainly for victims of violent crime, said Adam Lukofsky, an aide to provincial Justice Minister Kathleen Weil.
“There’s nothing the Justice Department can do for them,” he said Monday. “The fund’s mandate is very specific. It would need to be changed with legislation.”
The government has no plans to propose legislation.
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My Comment: This is not a surprise. If the fund should start to compensate the victims of Earl Jone's fraud, it would be busted right away.