Former Sask. politician sentenced for fraud

A Saskatchewan judge has sentenced the last of 21 provincial Tory party members charged in connection with a fraud scandal in the late 1980s.

Ralph Katzman was sentenced Friday to one year in jail and ordered to repay over $100,000.

Katzman was convicted of diverting $450,000 from the Conservative caucus into a private bank account.

He served as a member of the legislature for Rosthern from 1975 to 1982.

A total of 16 former members of the legislature and party workers were convicted of illegally diverting hundreds of thousands of dollars from provincial government allowances from 1987 to 1991.