Sipkne’katik First Nation missing funds trial enters final phase – CBC

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Former financial manager Jeffrey Hayes allegedly siphoned off more than $300,000 from band coffers

Jun 13, 2016

The trial of a former financial manager of Sipkne’katik First Nation neared its end Monday in Halifax as Crown and defence lawyers presented final arguments in Nova Scotia Supreme Court.

For the past four and a half weeks, jurors have heard the prosecution’s case that between January 2009 and December 2010, Jeffrey Cecil Hayes allegedly siphoned off more than $300,000 from band coffers.

“Figures don’t lie, but liars do figure,” Crown attorney Rick Hartlen said Monday, paraphrasing a quote attributed to the American author Mark Twain.

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