Ex-Quebec lieutenant-governor Lise Thibault gets full conditional release
First posted: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 05:04 PM EDT | Updated: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 05:26 PM EDT
MONTREAL -- Former Quebec lieutenant-governor Lise Thibault will officially be granted full conditional release from jail Wednesday, according to documents from Quebec parole authorities.
Thibault had already been given parole under certain conditions last June.
She received the complete conditional release at an Aug. 11 parole board meeting.
Thibault, 77, pleaded guilty in December 2014 after a 2007 report by the federal and provincial auditors general revealed she claimed more than $700,000 in improper expenses when she held the vice-regal post between 1997 and 2007.
She began serving an 18-month sentence last February and was eligible for parole after three months.
Thibault's new release conditions include receiving psychological treatment and not contacting people involved in criminal activity.
She must also meet with police as soon as she is released and is barred from managing public money or funds tied to charities.
Quebec's parole commission ruled in the spring she had a low risk of reoffending and described her behaviour in jail as "adequate."
Former Quebec lieutenant governor Lise Thibault talks to media as she leaves court, Monday, July 28, 2014 in Quebec City. Thibault has been granted parole related to her conviction for fraud and breach of trust. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Clement Allard

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