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In Defense of Drabinsky

In a response to Deanna Isaacs’s posting on this blog about the sentencing of Canadian theater producer Garth Drabinsky for fraud, my colleague Lawrence Bommer referred to Drabinsky as a “selfish rogue.” Drabinsky may be a rogue, but (unlike his fellow crooked Canadian, Conrad Black) he wasn’t selfish. His fraudulent accounting was committed in pursuit […]

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Livent Founders Sentenced

The co-founders of once-mighty Toronto-based Broadway producer Livent were handed jail time for accounting fraud yesterday, more than a decade after they were first charged. Garth Drabinsky, who spearheaded renovation of Chicago’s Oriental Theatre, was sentenced to serve seven years; his partner, Myron Gottlieb, got six.