One year jail and one year probation for Father Joe LeClair:
Father Joe sentenced to 1 year in jail
Father Joe LeClair has been sentenced to one year in jail and one year probation.
LeClair pleaded guilty in January to fraud and theft totalling $130 thousand, taken from his parishioners at Blessed Sacrament Church in the Glebe.
Crown lawyers had sought 18 months jail time with two years probation, while the defence sought a conditional sentence of 18-24 months.
During his January court appearance, Father Joe apologized to his victims and said he was seeking counselling for alcohol and gambling addictions.