SAINT-JEROME, Que. – A star whistleblower at Quebec’s corruption inquiry will avoid jail time and serve a sentence in the community.
Lino Zambito was handed a community sentence of two years less a day on charges of fraud, conspiracy and corruption.
He’ll have to perform 240 hours of community work and be on probation for three years.
Zambito is known for his testimony at the Charbonneau inquiry in 2012.
He said construction tycoons paid kickbacks to municipal political parties and members of the Mafia in exchange for public contracts.
Defence lawyer Conrad Lord hailed the judge’s decision, saying his client contributed to the fight against corruption through his inquiry testimony.
Zambito said he was happy to turn the page after four years in the justice system.