GATINEAU, Que. – Sen. Patrick Brazeau is to be sentenced today after pleading guilty to assault and cocaine charges in September.
Brazeau pleaded to reduced charges of assault and possession of cocaine after a more serious charge of sexual assault was dropped due to a lack of evidence, according to the Crown.
Brazeau’s lawyer and the Crown prosecutor made a joint recommendation of an unconditional discharge, meaning no criminal record.
Quebec Court Judge Valmont Beaulieu is to rule today in Gatineau, Que.
Brazeau still faces a criminal trial for fraud and breach of trust arising from his Senate expenses, scheduled to take place in March 2016.
The former Conservative senator hopes to be able resume his senate career.
He was kicked out of the Tory caucus after he was charged and was suspended from the upper chamber in November 2013, but the suspension without pay was lifted when Parliament was dissolved for the federal election.