legend Guy Lafleur will be sentenced on June 8 after his conviction
today on a charge of giving contradictory evidence at his son's bail
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The Crown is asking that Lafleur be given a
conditional sentence while the defence is seeking just a fine for the
former Montreal Canadiens superstar. The maximum prison sentence
Lafleur could face is 14 years.
It was not immediately known whether defence lawyers
would appeal the verdict which was handed down in Montreal by Quebec
court Judge Claude Parent.
Lafleur agreed in September 2007 to ensure his son
Mark abided by a court-ordered curfew if he were granted bail pending
his trial on various criminal charges.
But at a hearing the following month, it was
revealed the elder Lafleur had driven his son to a hotel so he could
spend time with a girlfriend on two occasions.