Prosecutor seeks jail time for former government fraudster

EDMONTON — An Alberta prosecutor says a former government official who stole more than $600,000 from the province should serve time in jail.

EDMONTON — An Alberta prosecutor says a former government official who stole more than $600,000 from the province should serve time in jail.

Lloyd Carr, a former manager with the Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission, pleaded guilty earlier this year to fraud.

Carr, 46, admitted to making false contracts with two agencies that worked with the agency on stop smoking campaigns before he was fired in 2006.

During a sentencing hearing Monday, the prosecutor in the case said Carr should spend the next three to five years in prison for the crime.

The defence argued that Carr should be put under house arrest because he had a gambling addiction and has paid back some of the money.

Carr is to be sentenced on Friday.