Next Chapter in the Multimillion-dollar Cinar Fraud Scandal

The next chapter in the multimillion-dollar Cinar fraud scandal shifted dramatically to Florida yesterday, where authorities suspect Ronald Weinberg has gone.

Mr. Weinberg, 59 – the central figure in a newly invigorated investigation into the spectacular collapse of his once-soaring animation company – has been a fugitive since a warrant for his arrest was issued late Wednesday.

“We’re confident that he will turn himself over to police,” said Crown prosecutor Matthew Ferguson. “If he doesn’t, then we’ll take the appropriate measures.”

In Quebec City, Annie-Claude Bergeron, a spokesperson for the director of criminal and penal prosecutions, would not rule out extradition. “If it becomes necessary, we will take the steps,” she said.

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