Disgraced, now former City Councilor, Robert Brock Frost, has switched Ottawa Real Estate Firms and is now billing himself as RB Frost or Rob Frost.
The big question is why the name flipping? Frost recently pled guilty to fraud over the forged security for his purchase of the Cornwall River Kings of the LNAH. He was let off with a wrist slap of only 200 hours of community service and a one year suspended sentence that he essentially gloated about online.
Only Quebec Judge Carol St-Cyr, and Crown François Godin can answer why they left Mr. Frost off so easily for charges that could have resulted in up to fourteen years jail time, especially with Mr. Frost’s similar pattern of dodgy deals.
Frost himself issued a press release in which he writes about himself in the 3rd person.
Re: Press release concerning Quebec criminal charges – File # 200-01-192168-155
To Whom It May Concern,
On March 7th, 2016, a Provincial Court judge in Quebec City granted Brock Frost a one-year conditional discharge in the above-mentioned matter.
Frost, who was charged in April 2015 with uttering a forged document and fraud over $5000 in relation to his ownership of the Cornwall River Kings says he “couldn’t be happier with the outcome.”
By definition, a conditional discharge is a sentence passed in criminal court with no punishment and for which an individual technically pleads guilty to an offence but is deemed not to have been convicted. It is often used by the courts when the offences are considered minor in nature, a lack of criminal intent exists and the accused has no previous criminal history. InFrost’s case, there will be no jail time, no fines, no penalties, no conviction and no permanent criminal record whatsoever.Frost will be required to complete 200 hours of community service over a one-year period after which he will receive an absolute discharge.
Upon a review of the facts, the charge of uttering a forged document was completely withdrawn and the fraud over $5000 charge was further reduced to fraud under $5000.
The facts of the case, read out loud in court by Crown Attorney Francois Godin, are summarized as follows:
– Frost purchased a franchise from the LNAH in 2014
– In addition to the purchase price, a security of $35,000 was required
– Frost provided 2 cheques to the LNAH – one that was cashed immediately and the other that was post-dated
– The 2nd cheque was not honoured
– The LNAH confirmed that they have not suffered any financial loss in this matter and no monies are owed by Frost
– Forgery charge to be withdrawn and fraud over $5000 reduced to fraud under $5000
Frost stated that there were essentially only two options for him to consider:
A) proceed to trial which would cost upwards of $80,000 and take 2 years to complete, not to mention the time away from home and work.
B) submit evidence to the Crown in an attempt to have the charges withdrawn/reduced and/or obtain a conditional discharge.
“Given the circumstances and carefully considering all of the potential outcomes, I am more than happy with the way things turned out. My choice to accept the conditional discharge was frankly the least expensive, most efficient and most pragmatic option I could make. This entire case was nothing more than a misunderstanding that was drastically blown out of proportion. I am simply glad it is over and I can now finally move on.”
In true sincerity,
He states that he took the deal rather than spend $80K. The question is what did the Quebec Crown gain by obliging him? While sources have stated that Mr. Frost made restitution to the league isn’t that like allowing a bank robber to not really be punished if they gave the money back? If the second cheque bounced then there definitely was fraud over $5K?
Frost still is facing a court date with Darren Madden who Frost tried to sell the team to before folding his tent.
Madden stated to CFN:
It is a shame that things have come to this.As a fan of hockey and the LNAH I find this whole criminal proceeding dismaying.