The former president of the Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority pleaded guilty in provincial court earlier this week to not filing tax returns for nine years.

Tim LeClair's lawyer confirmed that he pleaded guilty in provincial court.

He's been fined $9,000 — $1,000 for each year he failed to file.

LeClair lost his job with the authority in March when the news broke that he hadn't filed the returns. He had been in charge of selling Saskatoon overseas.

At the time, he told CBC, "I had some pretty tough circumstances, some of them of my own making, in the last number of years."

"Some of that obviously put me in a big hole and I'm dealing with it appropriately now."

The development authority has not yet found a replacement.