September 2, 2014 12:18 pm

Fraud trial of ex-Quebec lieutenant-governor Lise Thibault to resume

Former lieutenant governor Lise Thibault leaves a courtroom, Monday July 28, 2014 in Quebec City.

Clement Allard/The Canadian Press

QUEBEC – The fraud trial of former Quebec lieutenant-governor Lise Thibault will resume Oct. 2.

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The date was set in Quebec City Tuesday morning.

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Thibault’s trial was interrupted at the beginning of August after she suffered an epileptic seizure.

WATCH: Thibault stands trial

The 75-year-old is on trial after being charged with fraud and breach of trust in connection with more than $700,000 in alleged improper expenses.

READ MORE: Ex-Quebec lieutenant-governor Thibault wants royal immunity

Thibault held the provincial vice-regal post between 1997 and 2007.

WATCH: Lise Thibault in court despite arguing she should be immune to prosecution

Trial judge Carol St-Cyr rejected a defence motion in late July that argued the case should be dismissed because Thibault benefited from royal immunity.

© The Canadian Press, 2014

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