A man from Colchester Co. charged with criminally harassing, threatening and intimidating a former MLA from this area has been sentenced.
Police arrested Douglas Addison Neil, 56, of Bible Hill in Dec. 2016.
They charged Neil in relation to offences between May 2016 and Dec. 2016; a number of allegations come from comments made on Facebook regarding Michel Samson, the former MLA for Cape Breton-Richmond who was the provincial energy minister at the time.
Neil, who pleaded not guilty during an election-and-plea hearing in June, was scheduled to start his two-day trial in December; instead, he pleaded guilty to criminal harassment.
He received a conditional discharge, one year of probation and a five-year firearms ban in Halifax Provincial Court Thursday.