craig1985 said:I will tell you one thing, in my state in Australia, if the Doc did what he did over here, there is no way he would get five years. Or if he did, because of time served (since it happened in July 2008), at most he would do very little prison time (6-8 months max.), the likely result is that he would be straight out on parole (assuming he was out on bail) without actually spending a day behind bars, paid a fine and be on a good behaviour bond, with a conviction recorded. Does that sort of thing apply in America?
I find it laughable that somebody would go out of their way to hurt themselves for financial gain.
This man would most likely not have received jail time in British Columbia. He would probably have received a conditional discharge with a probation term. We are very soft on crime compared to some Canadian provinces and probably all American states.