Lavin Given Conditional Sentence
Former Cape Breton Regional Police constable Wade Lavin has been given a one-year conditional sentence and one of year probation after being found guilty on four charges.
The 41 year-old was convicted in March on counts of identity theft, forgery, uttering a forged document and conveying a false message.
During his trial in September, Lavin admitted he set up an e-mail account used to contact local media.
The e-mails accuse police management of misusing police-issued vehicles and credit cards.
However, Lavin also testified he didn’t intend those who got the e-mails to believe they were sent by Staff Sergeant Ken O’Neill, even though O’Neill’s name was on them.
Judge David Ryan said he didn’t believe Lavin’s testimony and was rejecting his evidence when a verdict was delivered in March.