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Former Montreal Canadiens legend Guy Lafleur is acquitted of perjury charges

Guy Lafleur

Hockey legend Guy Lafleur leaves the Montreal courthouse Thursday, June 18, 2009, after receiving his sentence following his conviction on a charge of giving contradictory evidence at his son’s bail hearing. Lafleur was been given a one-year suspended sentence, fined $100 and o rdered to donate $10,000 to charity for giving contradictory testimony during his son’s 2007 bail hearing. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)


It’s always unpleasant to see an all-time great’s name dragged through the mud - especially when it is a family member doing the dragging - but at least there’s some good news for Montreal Canadiens legend Guy Lafleur.

CBC News reports that Lafleur has been acquitted of charges made in relation to testimony he gave during his son Mark’s sexual assault trial.

Quebec’s highest court has acquitted former NHL hockey star Guy Lafleur, earlier convicted of giving contradictory testimony at his son’s sexual assault and forcible confinement trial.

There’s no doubt that it is an ugly situation, but Lafleur can at least take solace in the fact that he can move on from those charges. He was previously given a one-year sentence for perjury but his appeal was successful today.