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Restitution not appropriate in N.S. forgery case, lawyers say

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 @ 9:14 AM | By Terry Davidson

Guidelines for restitution were laid bare in the Nova Scotia Appeal Court’s quashing of an order that a former small-town civil servant pay up after using forgery to get money for community projects.

The March 14 written decision in R. v. Kelly 2018 NSCA 24 ends what one lawyer called the “unusual” criminal case of Rhonda Kelly, a former executive director of the now-defunct Cumberland County Regional Development Authority (CRDA), a provincially formed organization aimed at creating “sustainable economic growth in the region.”

At appeal, there...