Oct 24, 2012
By Scott Walker
Disgraced Toronto theatre impressario Garth Drabinsky is hoping to be let out of jail on day parole.
After serving just over a year of his five-year prison sentence for fraud, Drabinsky will make his appeal to a parole board panel today.
Drabinsky and his business partner Myron Gottlieb were convicted of two counts of fraud each in 2009 for falsifying financial statements at the now-defunct Livent …. the company that produced mega-musicals such as Phantom of the Opera, Ragtime, and Kiss of the Spider Woman.
The parole board granted day parole to Gottlieb in July and moved him to a halfway house in Toronto to serve the remainder of his sentence.