Lise Thibault as free as the air Thursday

News 16 August, 2017
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    Lise Thibault does not wish to make public appearance.

    Nicolas Saillant

    Wednesday, 16 August, 2017 00:00

    Wednesday, 16 August, 2017 00:00

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    The ex-lieutenant-governor Lise Thibault, who was sentenced to 18 months in prison for fraud, has officially ended to pay his “debt to society” Thursday, and will be therefore free as the air.

    More than 10 years after the text of the Newspaper that had revealed the lavish expenditure of the lieutenant-governor of the time, Lise Thibault, this long saga will officially end when the lady’s 78-year-old will recover its complete freedom on Thursday.

    It is, therefore, to say that Ms. Thibault will his freedom from the 18 August.

    “It is a great relief, especially for our families. We have lived in and it is is debated, but it’s going to do good in the world around us, ” responded Réal Cloutier, companion of Mrs. Thibault.

    A last meeting between Ms. Thibault and the authorities of the parole Board of Quebec was allowed to do the balance of the sentence of 18 months. It had also fulfilled its obligation to repay $ 300,000 to the State.

    Free as the air

    “The 17 is officially, it is the day of release, but I think we will no longer believe the 18 in the morning that it is really behind us,” added Mr. Cloutier.

    Lise Thibault had the right to visit his children and the mother of Mr. Cloutier in Quebec city without notifying the authorities, but had to notify for output to more than 50 km from her home.

    Réal Cloutier also confirms that there has been a few checks over a period of months by telephone to ensure that Mrs Thibault’s performance was beautiful and well at his residence in Saint-Hippolyte, adding in the same breath to have complied with the terms and conditions to the letter.

    “Especially that Ms. Thibault is known, with the Twitter and company the world would have known. “

    Travel and rest

    Mr. Cloutier added that the ex-lieutenant-governor does not come back in the news. “Ms. Thibault, for her, it is finished. His public life is ended. I don’t think it will address the word publicly again. His health is very fragile, ” explains Mr. Cloutier.

    The one that is now great-grandmother of a little girl of 18 months, therefore, planning to stay with her own people, but also take a vacation in Quebec by the end of the summer.

    “We have good friends in the Gaspé peninsula. A lot of good friends who have taken the time to take new of it, ” says Mr. Cloutier.

    That was a regular in Florida has also not made a cross on this destination. “She is great-grand-mother, she was a granddaughter of 18 months, it will put more time there “.

    Over the 18 months of his sentence, Lise Thibault will have spent a little more than three months at the detention Centre in Quebec as well as the Leclerc institution in Laval, sector woman.



    February 7, 2007 – An article-the shock of the Journal reveals the lavish expenditure of Lise Thibault

    October 27, 2009 – Ms. Thibault is accused of abuse of trust, forgery and fraud

    December 8, 2014 – She pleaded guilty to six of eight counts of fraud filed against it

    September 30, 2015 – She is condemned to 18 months detention

    6 October 2015 – After having spent six nights in prison, she is released pending his or her case heard on appeal

    August 11, 2016 – She gets her parole with minimal requirements

    June 7, 2017 – It declares a bankruptcy of$1.5 Million

    August 17, 2017 – Lise Thibault is completely released from his sentence.