She pleaded guilty last December to two counts of breach of trust and four counts of fraud.- Lise Thibault, ex-Quebec lieutenant-governor, pleads guilty to 6 charges
The plea came at the end of her lengthy trial — a trial she had tried to avoid for years.
Thibault was first charged in 2009.
During her 10-year tenure as the Queen's representative in Quebec, Thibault charged taxpayers for lavish family birthday parties, fishing trips with her bodyguard, and used her tax-free allowance to buy RRSPs.
Thibault's lawyer said last December Thibault was ready to reimburse the federal and provincial governments at least $310, 000.
The Crown was demanding that she pay back $430,000.
She was accused of having spent more than $700,000 in inappropriate or unexplained expenses.