Cornwall Ontario – Not very many in the Cornwall area are surprised that after protesting his innocence, that the former Team Cornwall President and Bob Kilger Liberal bagman Gilles Latour plead guilty to fraud charges in court this week.
Charges that included ripping off his own mother who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease.
Sleazy Latour, who actually was credited at a Team Cornwall recent year in review event by current Prez Peter Gault, is facing most likely 6 months of jail time, plus possible house arrest and probation afterwords. One legal mind suggested that he also might get a community service order, and an order to not work in the financial service sector again.
The sad part of this mess was that it was clear by his pleadings that it was part of a bargain with the crown which again calls into focus the ability of the Cornwall Community Police Service to conduct actual fraud investigations.
If a more stringent investigation had been done there might have been more charges plead to with a greater penalty as much of the money will never be accounted from unless the courts can get into his stash of sports memorabilia.
In Latour’s case, an investigating officer was bullied locally to the point where he was transferred away from the case as Latour is actually still popular in South Stormont, a community whose values include supporting newspaper burning parties and the conspiratorial Deputy Mayor Tammy Hart while voting in a council that is a motley mess of illiteracy, corruption, conflict of interest, and historical criminality.
Latour did not have any legal representation with him in court. There were allegations that he was in fact living in his mom’s basement which shows a degree of loyalty to family that Mr. Latour appears to be lacking in.
Also in question is that while fellow pals like Andre Pommier and Jason Christoff got some or all of their monies back, the funds used may have come from some of his other victims. There’s a chance that those financial institutions may be called onto the carpet and if that happens Messrs Pommier and Christoff may have to return some of the fraud cash.
That Latour is still accepted in certain circles of this community is a true reflection of the corruption and cronyism that runs in Cornwall which could be why its economy is where it is and why it’s so hard to attract and retain economic development.
What do you think dear CFN viewers? You can post your comments below.
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jamie 6 months in jail for more than 1 million dollars. i will take that deal what do i have to do. people give me all your money.ill spend it on myself.that money can make me a cornwall leader of the bullshitters. then i get 6 months in jail. i win. ha ha ha ha. if so that makes me a gilles latour wanna be.
Isn’t the first time, nor will it be the last time, plea bargaining has been used to get as method of getting a conviction and a legal process over and done with. That doesn’t mean it’s right. But c’est la vie!!
Wow what a crossroad! We exchange true justice for a plea bargain to save the taxpayer some money. How bizarre when the entire purpose of our legal system is to protect the interests of the same taxpayer. The individuals victimized by Latour will suffer the rest of their lives while Latour benefits from his “plea”. A sad day, a very sad day.
Definitely not “c’est la vie!”. In my opinion that very attitude is what has propated this form of injustice. Perhaps those that share this attitude might think rather diffferently had this predator targeted one of their loved ones.
That folks is called Liberal Justice. This happens when a Liberal scumbag is ripping off innocent people.
I agree with David Oldham. But as I said before “Isn’t the first time, nor will it be the last time, plea bargaining has been used to get as method of getting a conviction and a legal process over and done with. That doesn’t mean it’s right.”
Hugger the issue isn’t about plea bargaining. The issue is that the bargain may be based on a less than stringent investigation. The issue is that other areas may not have been covered. During a Kilger campaign Latour was the cash man and Bob Peters was Quarterbacking the campaign from his office for the city, essentially doing so with City resources. Any investigation finds threads. The question if any of those threads were pulled and if not was the plea based on less, rather than more.
Peter Gault is just as crooked as all of them! There is a reason why he’s no longer a member at the Cornwall Golf and Country Club. He was upset because he had a back door deal with a former gm and did absolutely nothing to the website and refused to update it, while getting paid!
Once again we agree to disagree. I agree with you to a certain point. If all charges ever laid on anyone were fully investigated and / or vetted we’d see very few people go to trial and / or convicted.
I wonder if Knob Peters or Peter Gault will take back this pathetic piece of shit’s ambassador of the year award?? This Team Cornwall group is nothing short of a bunch of swingers, thieves and trash.