Casino fraudster condemned to 3.5 years imprisonment
A Canada-native man has been condemned to 3.5 years imprisonment for defrauding the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority. The court also ordered the fraudster, Alain Germain, to repay the defrauded money.
First Nations casinos
Germain (52) used his servicing firm to take money from ATM’s in the Carlyle and Swift Current casinos
. He declared himself guilty to swindling the company out of €851.004. Both gambling venues form part of the six First Nations casinos in Saskatchewan.
stated that he could accept the prison sentence. However, Germain noted that he had more problems with the restitution order. A spokesperson for Saskatchewan Provincial Court declared that the restitution order was an essential aspect of the condemnation. “It’s crucial that bankruptcy doesn’t cancel the restitution order of €851.004.”
In addition, Germain stated that the plea bargain should not have contained the restitution order. In his opinion, the prison sentence was legitimate but repaying the stolen money also affects his family. “I can handle the jail time but paying back the defrauded money really has a life-lasting impact on my life and my family’s life.”