Former Spitfires doctor gets five years in jail
A former Windsor Spitfires doctor convicted of fraud and drug charges has been sentenced to five years in prison.
Colin Sinclair heard the judge's decision Friday in a case that's taken nearly five years to be completed.
He was found guilty of over 90 fraud and drug charges.
“Justice Campbell considered all of the relevant factors and in my view imposed a fit and proper sentence," says federal prosecutor Richard Pollock.
The 65-year-old was convicted back in 2008, charged with five counts of possession of narcotics for purposes of trafficking and 87 charges of fraud.
Sinclair wrote false prescriptions to patients and then sold off the drugs.
Thirty-seven of those fraud charges were stayed by the court.
“His biggest contentment is that this is all behind him," says defence lawyer Dan Scott.
Police recovered 14,000 opiate pills from his home that had an estimated street value of $450,000.
About another $400,000 in U.S. and Canadian money was also seized, along with $500,000 worth of sports memorabilia.
Justice Scott Campbell ordered Sinclair to pay back over $200,000 in restitution.
“There's no money that is in the possession of Dr. Sinclair that can repay that," says Scott.
Pollock says if it's not paid, a civil judgement may be registered and the attorney general can pursue collection proceedings.
The memorabilia that was seized by police will be subject to a forfeiture hearing in April.