05/01/2015 05:30 EDT | Updated 05/01/2016 05:12 EDT

Lise Thibault, ex-Quebec lieutenant-governor, in court for sentencing arguments

Former Quebec lieutenant-governor Lise Thibault will appear in court today for sentencing arguments.

She pleaded guilty last December to two counts of breach of trust and four counts of fraud.

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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.