Dec 02, 2013
By Michael Kramer
Garth Drabinsky will have to try another time for full parole.
Today, a two-member panel could not agree on whether the disgraced theatre mogul should be allowed to live with his wife – rather than at the halfway house where he has stayed on day parole since last year.
Drabinsky will have to make another pitch to a parole board panel in the coming months.
In today’s split decision, both members raised concerns about Drabinsky’s current work as an entertainment consultant.
As part of his conditions, the ex-CEO of now defunct Livent Incorporated is prohibited from owning or operating his own business – or managing money for any other individual, company or charity.
He and his longtime friend and business partner Myron Gottlieb were convicted in 2009 of fraud in a book-cooking scheme that eventually led to Livent’s bankruptcy.